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

  1. Mar 27, 2013 #1
    Hi,

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

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

    DrClaude

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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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