Stability of Cl2

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Rakhi Ratanjee 1D
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Stability of Cl2

Postby Rakhi Ratanjee 1D » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:41 pm

Why is Cl2+ more stable than Cl2? I thought that since Cl2+ is a radical, it would be less stable than Cl2.

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Re: Stability of Cl2

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:26 am

Need to use molecular orbital theory to explain this, which is no longer in the Chem 14A syllabus.

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