Bonding orbitals in Ethyne (Acetylene) sp

sp hybrids

acetylene orbitals



Background:

Use the buttons to display the Hydrogen 1s and Carbon sp orbitals that make up the sigma framework and the remaining p orbitals which form the two pi-bonds.

Observe that the two pi orbitals are perpendicular.



 

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