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Bond Energy

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Chemical Bonds
Lattice Energy
Lattice Energy Application
Born Haber Cycle
Dipole Moment
Lewis Dot Structure
Octet Rule
Formal Charge
Resonance Structures
Additional Practice
Bond Energy

Solution: Which statement best explains why the sigma (σ) bond is stronger than the pi (π) bond? (a) Sigma bonds involve more electrons than pi bonds. (b) Sigma bonds are shorter than pi bonds. (c) There is

Problem

Which statement best explains why the sigma (σ) bond is stronger than the pi (π) bond?

(a) Sigma bonds involve more electrons than pi bonds.

(b) Sigma bonds are shorter than pi bonds.

(c) There is greater overlap of orbitals in the end-to-end form of sigma bonds.

(d) Single bonds are always stronger than double of triple bonds.

(e) The question is incorrect, sigma bonds are weaker than pi bonds