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What are delta bonds?

  1. Aug 25, 2005 #1
    Hey, could anybody plz explain what are delta bonds, how and why are they formed?
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  3. Aug 25, 2005 #2
    You know what sigma bonds are, a bond between two s-orbitals, or between an s-orbital and a p-orbital, etc? And a pi bond is between two p-orbitals, or between two lobes of d-orbitals, right? A delta bond is between all four lobes of two d-orbitals. Fairly rare and not a very strong interaction from what I understand.
  4. Aug 26, 2005 #3
    Could you give some examples plz? And are their any other sort of bonds, other than sigma, pi and delta? If so, could you explain them too, plz?
  5. Aug 27, 2005 #4
    :smile: Perhaps a type between f-orbitals? :redface:
  6. Aug 28, 2005 #5
    Hey, I was just asking a question as we have bonds involving s, p and d orbitals, so why not f orbitals? And plz, could you give me some delta bonds examples?
  7. Nov 14, 2010 #6
    The only example of a delta bond that comes to mind is 6d(delta symbol)g.
  8. Nov 14, 2010 #7
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