# Hyperconjugation involving other bonds

Hyperconjugation is often illustrated with C-C and C-H bonds donating electron density to the p orbital in the adjacent carbon atom. Since the concept revolves around sigma bonding orbitals donating electron density to p orbitals, would other bonds such as Si-Si or Si-H bonds be able to take part in hyperconjugation as well? If they are not able to do so, why not?

In principle, $\ce{Si-H}$ or $\ce{Si-Si}$ bonds would also be able to donate electron density in a hyperconjugative matter. In pracitce, due to silicon’s low electronegativity and greater size these orbitals simply do not overlap as well and their energy levels are such that less stabilisation may be obtainable.
• @TanYongBoon Your question does not mention the $\ce{C-Si}$ bond so I was confused about your comment at first. But it all falls into place looking at it properly ;) – Jan Nov 14 '17 at 9:25