What do we do if one atom has an atomic number below 8 and the other has an atomic number above 8?

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Pratyusha_M_1M
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What do we do if one atom has an atomic number below 8 and the other has an atomic number above 8?

Postby Pratyusha_M_1M » Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:57 pm

Which molecular orbital diagram should we go with?

BlakeMillar4J
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Re: What do we do if one atom has an atomic number below 8 and the other has an atomic number above 8?

Postby BlakeMillar4J » Sun Dec 04, 2016 2:15 pm

I'm pretty sure it would use the Z>8 model.

Wenqian_Deng_1L
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Re: What do we do if one atom has an atomic number below 8 and the other has an atomic number above 8?

Postby Wenqian_Deng_1L » Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:27 pm

When we have a heteronuclear molecule (z>8 in one atom and z<8 in second atom), then we stick with the z<8 MO diagram. At least that's what the TA told us.


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