Heteronuclear diatomic species

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manasa933
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Heteronuclear diatomic species

Postby manasa933 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:09 pm

How do you draw the molecular orbital energy level diagram for 2 atoms that combine from different periods (as their valence electrons belong to different shells)?

kaushalrao2H
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Re: Heteronuclear diatomic species

Postby kaushalrao2H » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:30 am

We'd just need to label the bonds using the atoms' respective orbitals. For example, for the four single bonds in CCl4, the bond notation would be (C2sp3, Cl3p)


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