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3: Molecular Orbital Theory

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    • 3.1: Molecular Orbital Theory
      The positions and energies of electrons in molecules can be described in terms of molecular orbitals (MOs) A particular spatial distribution of electrons in a molecule that is associated with a particular orbital energy.—a spatial distribution of electrons in a molecule that is associated with a particular orbital energy. As the name suggests, molecular orbitals are not localized on a single atom but extend over the entire molecule.
    • 3.2: MO Diagrams for Linear Triatomic Molecules
      Construct MO diagrams for simple linear triatomic molecules and/or compounds
    • 3.3: Frontier MOs- An Acid-Base Theory
    • 3.4: Bonding in Metals
      Bonding in metals and semiconductors can be described using band theory, in which a set of molecular orbitals is generated that extends throughout the solid. The primary learning objective of this Module is to describe the electrical properties of solid using band theory.


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