Pls explain sigma bonds n pie bonds.

Asked by  | 16th Jul, 2008, 01:24: AM

Expert Answer:

Sigma bond: When the axes of orbitals and their axis of joining are the same the covelent bond formed by their overlapping is called a sigma bond. In other words, the axial or headon overlapping of two half filled atomic orbitals forms a sigma bond.

Pie bond: When the axes of orbitals and their axis of joining are pependicular the bond formed by their overlapping is called a pie bond. In other words, the sidewise or lateral overlapping of two half filled atomic orbitals forms a pie bond.

Answered by  | 16th Jul, 2008, 02:29: PM

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