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Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

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John C. Kotz + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337399074

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John C. Kotz + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337399074
Textbook Problem

Considering only the molecular orbitals formed by combinations of the 2s atomic orbitals, how many molecular orbitals can be formed by 1000 Li atoms? In the lowest energy state, how many of these orbitals will be populated by pairs of electrons and how many will be empty?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

Number of molecular orbitals has to be calculated from the 1000 lithium atom and also the number of molecular orbitals populated by the electron pairs and empty orbital has to be calculated.

Concept introduction:

Molecular orbital tells that where an electrons is present in the orbital. Molecular orbital is formed by the combination of atomic orbitals. The Molecular orbital are bonding molecular orbital and anti-bonding molecular orbitals.

Explanation

Molecular orbital tells that where an electrons is present in the orbital. Molecular orbital is formed by the combination of atomic orbitals. The Molecular orbital are bonding molecular orbital and anti-bonding molecular orbitals,

In the lowest energy state the electrons are in bonding molecular orbitals therefore anti-bonding molecular orbitals are empty...

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