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Antibonding orbitals

  1. Nov 19, 2009 #1
    Anyone know how to determine how many antibonding orbitals are on an atom?...Everything tells me to draw the diagram, but I have no idea how to do that...
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  3. Nov 19, 2009 #2


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    Bonding orbitals and antibonding orbitals are only relevant to molecules... not atoms. In MO theory two atomic orbitals mix to produce one bonding orbital and one antibonding orbital.
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