Bonding orbitals in Ethyne (Acetylene) sp

sp hybrids

acetylene orbitals


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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