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Alondra Loera 1A
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He2

Postby Alondra Loera 1A » Tue Jul 26, 2016 11:47 pm

There is a note in the course reader that says He2 is unstable, why is this?
When I completed the molecular orbital diagram all the orbitals are filled and it is diamagnetic.

Hannah_1C
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Re: He2

Postby Hannah_1C » Wed Jul 27, 2016 1:16 am

The instability comes from the anti bonding regions being full. These regions offset those of the regular bonding regions and results in He2 being unstable.

HannahLewis
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Re: He2

Postby HannahLewis » Wed Jul 27, 2016 1:37 am

What does this mean in relation to it's structure then? Good question!


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