Molecular Orbital Theory

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Gisselle Cervantes 2G
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Molecular Orbital Theory

Postby Gisselle Cervantes 2G » Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:41 pm

What is an anti bonding molecular orbital and how does it relate to the molecular orbital theory?

Manali Ghadiali 1E
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Re: Molecular Orbital Theory

Postby Manali Ghadiali 1E » Sat Nov 05, 2016 3:00 am

An anti-bonding orbital is a type of molecular orbital. When the anti-bonding orbital is filled with electrons, the bond between the two atoms is weaker. This relates to molecular orbital theory because it helps us determine the strength between bonds (on a more specific level) as opposed to just based on single, double, and triple.

Hector_Gutierrez 1J
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Re: Molecular Orbital Theory

Postby Hector_Gutierrez 1J » Sun Nov 06, 2016 3:04 pm

Does anyone know any videos or resources that aid in showing how to draw out the molecular orbital energy diagrams?

Emma Cole 3F
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Re: Molecular Orbital Theory

Postby Emma Cole 3F » Sun Nov 06, 2016 3:20 pm

How does bond order relate to molecular orbital theory?

Julie Barreto 3A
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Re: Molecular Orbital Theory

Postby Julie Barreto 3A » Sun Nov 06, 2016 3:35 pm

In molecular orbital theory, bond order is also defined as the difference, divided by two, between the number of bonding and antibonding electrons; this often, but not always, yields the same result. Bond order is also an index of bond strength, and it is used extensively in valence bond theory.

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