Molecular Orbitals

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Anna Nordstrom 1A
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Molecular Orbitals

Postby Anna Nordstrom 1A » Sun Nov 01, 2015 4:49 pm

On page 17 and 19 of the CR, the diagrams for the molecular orbitals are slightly different- the sigma Pz orbital has been moved. In what instance would we use each diagram?

LinaLi2E
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Re: Molecular Orbitals

Postby LinaLi2E » Sun Nov 01, 2015 4:59 pm

You use the diagram where the sigma pz bond is below the pi px and pi py bonds when Z (atomic number)>8. You use the diagram where the sigma pz bond is above the pi px and pi py bonds when Z (atomic number)<8.


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