Sigma and pi bonds

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I am a novice and new to bonding and there are a few clarifications I need.
1) Does a single covalent bond always mean a sigma bond?
2) Does a double covalent bond always mean 1 sigma and 1 pi?
3) And does a triple covalent bond always mean 1 sigma and 2 pi bonds?
 

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DoItForYourself
Hello,

The answer to all the questions is yes.
 
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DrDu
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I am a novice and new to bonding and there are a few clarifications I need.
1) Does a single covalent bond always mean a sigma bond?
2) Does a double covalent bond always mean 1 sigma and 1 pi?
3) And does a triple covalent bond always mean 1 sigma and 2 pi bonds?
How is a sigma and pi bond defined, exactly?
 

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