Lecture slides (Day 5) for hybrid & molecular orbitals

You can download the slides that I showed last Wed/Thur (Sept 12/13) here.

I didn't get to show all of the slides, but if I could have, I would have divided the talk into three sections:

  • what you already know (from Chem 101)
  • the creation of MOs by combining AOs (or HOs) and the importance of overlap
  • examples of MOs

There are some really beautiful photos of bonding MOs, and even a few antibonding MOs, in the third section. Please look them over carefully. Make sure you can say the following about each MO:

  • is it bonding or antibonding
  • is it sigma or pi
  • what atoms are involved
  • what atomic (or hybrid) orbitals are involved
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