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MO diagrams

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:16 pm
by Orly Termeie 3I
When doing the Molecular orbital diagram for molecules such as F2-, one F will be lower in energy than another, correct? Thanks!

Re: MO diagrams

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 3:35 pm
by Jeannie Huang 3B
No. One element would have lower orbitals than the other only if it has a larger electronegativity.

Re: MO diagrams

Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 8:52 am
by Orly Termeie 3I
But since it's F2- wouldn't one F be more electronegative?