Organic Chemistry

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1. A Review of General Chemistry

Sigma and Pi Bonds

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Bond Properties Summary

There’s some simple facts about different types of bonds that could show up on your exam. Here’s a really nice summary for you: 

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Single bonds, double bonds, and triple bonds.

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A single bond is made out of a single sigma (σ)-bond; add π-bonds to make double and triple bonds. 

Counting Total Sigma and Pi Bonds

This kind of question shows up on exams often, and it’s an easy one to get right. How many sigma and pi bonds are there in the following molecules?

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Sigma bonds and pi bonds

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Sigma bonds and pi bonds

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Rank the following bonds from shortest to longest:

 

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Rank the following bonds from shortest to longest

Now you should be a pro at bond lengths and bond strengths. Let’s move on to the next topic.