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A π-bond is formed by the overlap of:
  1. ss orbitals
  2. sp orbitals
  3. pp orbitals in end to end manner
  4. pp orbitals in sideways manner


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The correct option is D pp orbitals in sideways manner
π bonds are formed by the sideways or lateral overlapping of p orbitals. Whereas, σ bonds are formed by axial (or end to end) overlapping of atomic orbitals. In the below diagram, lateral overlapping of π bonds is explained.

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