Problem: The drawing below shows the overlap of two hybrid orbitals to form a bond in a hydrocarbon.Which of the following types of bonds is being formed: (i) C–Cσ, (ii) C–Cπ, or (iii) C–Hσ?

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The drawing below shows the overlap of two hybrid orbitals to form a bond in a hydrocarbon.
A diagram shows two C atoms.  Each as one orbital inward, which overlap, and two orbitals outward.
Which of the following types of bonds is being formed: (i) C–Cσ, (ii) C–Cπ, or (iii) C–Hσ?

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