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Molecular Orbital theory

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 4:17 pm
by Brian_Mena_1J
Is molecular orbital theory to prove whether bonds between atoms can exist?

Re: Molecular Orbital theory

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 4:20 pm
by Ricardo Munoz 3K
I think that the M.O. theory is used to determine the structure of a molecule, especially if it has delocalized electrons (as in, the electrons are not tied to any pair of atoms, like in benzene).

Re: Molecular Orbital theory

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 4:26 pm
by Tatum_Bernat_1E
I think I remember Dr. Lavelle saying the molecular orbital theory also helps determine the energy differences within a molecule, but I'm not entirely sure.

Re: Molecular Orbital theory

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 6:44 pm
by 704709603
So, MO theory allows us to find the bonding order and the magnetic properties but why does knowing those things help us i.e. what are they for?

Re: Molecular Orbital theory

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:25 am
by Adriana Muro 1A
Are we supposed to know MO theory and how to use it for the midterm?

Re: Molecular Orbital theory

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:59 am
by Sydney Wu 2M
The midterm covers only up to the end of hybridization, so there is no MO Theory.