Mixing Orbitals

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Mixing Orbitals

Postby sid bauer » Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:19 pm

When mixing orbitals with one another, do you always need similar energies as well as similar symmetry between bonds? If not, what would happen? would they simply not bond?


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Re: Mixing Orbitals

Postby Chem_Mod » Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:44 pm

If the energies are very different then essentially one has charge transfer (and an ionic bond).
Molecular orbital theory applies to covalent bonds (not ionic bonds).

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