Molecular Orbital Diagram for HF  [ENDORSED]

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Molecular Orbital Diagram for HF

Postby Drishti_Jain_1D » Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:10 pm

How do you draw the molecular orbital diagram for HF? I tried looking up the answer but was confused by the energy states for H.

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Re: Molecular Orbital Diagram for HF  [ENDORSED]

Postby Geoffrey Zhang 3I » Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:40 pm

You use the molecular orbital diagram for z < 8. HF has a total of 8 valence electrons so you'll get 2 electrons in the sigma 2s orbital, another 2 in the antibonding sigma 2s, another 2 in pi 2px and last 2 in pi 2py. Also remember to draw the orbitals lower for F since it's more electronegative. Hope this helps!

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