Molecular Orbital Theory

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Meron Gebreyes 3L
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Molecular Orbital Theory

Postby Meron Gebreyes 3L » Fri Nov 06, 2015 2:35 pm

How do you know which MO diagram to use when dealing with a heteronuclear diatomic molecule?

Katie Clark 3B
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Re: Molecular Orbital Theory

Postby Katie Clark 3B » Fri Nov 06, 2015 3:04 pm

Use the molecular orbital diagram for whichever atom has the lower atomic number. For example if you had CO, you would use the molecular orbital diagram for Z<8 since carbon has an atomic number less than 8.

marinah
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Re: Molecular Orbital Theory

Postby marinah » Fri Nov 06, 2015 4:53 pm

Yes, if at least one of the elements has Z less than 8, then you use that mo diagram, only changing the center of the diagram (sigma2pz, pi2px, pi2py)


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