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I was recently told that a sigma bond between two 3p$$\mathrm{3p}$$ orbitals is possible but a pi$$\pi$$ bond between the same orbitals is not possible.

Although I was not told the reason, I am speculating that a pi$$\pi$$ bond between them is not possible due to a comparatively larger size in comparison to 2p$$\mathrm{2p}$$ orbital.

Is it the same reason why S2$$\ce{S2}$$ does not exist  ?

Can someone confirm the theory and give reason for the same ?

I was recently told that a sigma bond between two 3p orbitals is possible but a pi bond between the same orbitals is not possible.

Although I was not told the reason, I am speculating that a pi bond between them is not possible due to comparatively larger size in comparison to 2p orbital.

Is it the same reason why S2 does not exist  ?

Can someone confirm the theory and give reason for the same ?

I was recently told that a sigma bond between two $$\mathrm{3p}$$ orbitals is possible but a $$\pi$$ bond between the same orbitals is not possible.

Although I was not told the reason, I am speculating that a $$\pi$$ bond between them is not possible due to a comparatively larger size in comparison to $$\mathrm{2p}$$ orbital.

Is it the same reason why $$\ce{S2}$$ does not exist?

Can someone confirm the theory and give reason for the same ?

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# Confusion regarding sigma bond and pi bond

I was recently told that a sigma bond between two 3p orbitals is possible but a pi bond between the same orbitals is not possible.

Although I was not told the reason, I am speculating that a pi bond between them is not possible due to comparatively larger size in comparison to 2p orbital.

Is it the same reason why S2 does not exist ?

Can someone confirm the theory and give reason for the same ?