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Homework Help: I made the following orbital diagram for ozone is it correct?

  1. Mar 27, 2013 #1

    Could someone tell me if the following orbital diagram is correct for ozone? I added the bonds and lone pairs in color.


    Thanks in advance.
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  3. Mar 28, 2013 #2


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    Some people do it like that, but I think it is incorrect. The result should be symmetric, so you cannot have different hybridizations on the outer oxygen atoms.
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