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Can someone further explain what anti- bonds , signified by "*" on the MO Diagram, means? I remember that it is related to the location of the electrons in between the nucleus, but I am not entirely sure of its significance. Thank you!
Anti-bonds are basically the molecular orbital formula where the two orbital functions are subtracted. This is so the number of atomic orbitals are conserved: start off with 2 atomic orbitals, and then create one 'Bonding' and one 'Anti-Bonding'. This is on page 106-107 in the course reader :)
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