Molecular Orbital Theory (Worksheets)

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Work in groups on these problems. You should try to answer the questions without referring to your textbook. If you get stuck, try asking another group for help.

Q1.

Sketch the molecular orbital diagram of $$H_2^‐$$. Write the electron configuration of the ions interms of its molecular orbitals. Calculate the bond order.

Q2

Sketch the molecular orbital diagram of $$H_2^+$$. Write the electron configuration of the ions interms of its molecular orbitals. Calculate the bond order.

Q3.

Based on the previous two questions, which molecule is most stable? Why?

Q4.

Sketch the molecular orbital diagram for the following molecules: $$B_2$$, $$N_2$$ and $$C_2$$.