Ch.9 - Bonding & Molecular StructureWorksheetSee all chapters
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Ch.1 - Intro to General Chemistry
Ch.2 - Atoms & Elements
Ch.3 - Chemical Reactions
BONUS: Lab Techniques and Procedures
BONUS: Mathematical Operations and Functions
Ch.4 - Chemical Quantities & Aqueous Reactions
Ch.5 - Gases
Ch.6 - Thermochemistry
Ch.7 - Quantum Mechanics
Ch.8 - Periodic Properties of the Elements
Ch.9 - Bonding & Molecular Structure
Ch.10 - Molecular Shapes & Valence Bond Theory
Ch.11 - Liquids, Solids & Intermolecular Forces
Ch.12 - Solutions
Ch.13 - Chemical Kinetics
Ch.14 - Chemical Equilibrium
Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
Ch.16 - Aqueous Equilibrium
Ch. 17 - Chemical Thermodynamics
Ch.18 - Electrochemistry
Ch.19 - Nuclear Chemistry
Ch.20 - Organic Chemistry
Ch.22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Ch.23 - Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds
Lewis Dot Symbols
Chemical Bonds
Dipole Moment
Octet Rule
Formal Charge
Lewis Dot Structures: Neutral Compounds
Lewis Dot Structures: Sigma & Pi Bonds
Lewis Dot Structures: Ions
Lewis Dot Structures: Exceptions
Lewis Dot Structures: Acids
Resonance Structures
Average Bond Order
Bond Energy
Coulomb's Law
Lattice Energy
Born Haber Cycle
Additional Practice
Lewis Dot Structure: Formal Charge

Sigma Bonds directly connect element together, while Pi Bonds provide insulation and protection for those bonds. 

Sigma and Pi Bonds

Concept #1: Lewis Dot Structures: Sigma & Pi Bonds

Example #1: Which of the following statements best describes the relationship between bond length and bond strength for a series of compounds involving bonds between the same two atoms?

Practice: How many pi bonds does the following molecule contain? 

Practice: How many sigma bonds does the following molecule contain?

Practice: Which has greater bond strength between the carbon–carbon bond.

C2Cl2  vs.  C2Cl6

Practice: Draw the total number of sigma and pi bonds of the sulfur trioxide molecule, SO3.