Molecular Orbital CN-  [ENDORSED]

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Molecular Orbital CN-

Postby Niveda_Tennety_1H » Sat Nov 12, 2016 5:11 pm

For the molecular orbital of CN- does it matter where the extra electron goes? Or, should it go in one of the 2p orbitals of C or N?

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Re: Molecular Orbital CN-  [ENDORSED]

Postby Chem_Mod » Sat Nov 12, 2016 5:31 pm

Better to put it on the more electronegative atom, in this case the N atom.

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