molecular orbital electron configuration  [ENDORSED]

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Jamie Huang 1L
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molecular orbital electron configuration

Postby Jamie Huang 1L » Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:19 pm

For example, if you were asked to find the the MO electron configuration, how do you know where do you start from, like from the 1s orbital or the valence orbital?

Anmol Dhaliwal 2C
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Re: molecular orbital electron configuration  [ENDORSED]

Postby Anmol Dhaliwal 2C » Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:23 pm

You start from the valence orbital of the electron configuration because you are only counting in the valence electrons when using the MO theory. For instance, for C (carbon) you would start at 2s because it is in period 2 of the periodic table and then increase to 2p from there. Hope this helps!

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