(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

How would you expect the interaction to compare in the following situations, all of which occure in a A2 molecule.

1) interaction of two 1s Aos in H2

2)interaction of two 1s Aos in N2

3)interaction of a 2s and a 2px AO

4)interaction of two 3s in O2.

3. The attempt at a solution

2)1s orbitals are way too contracted. poor interaction

3)hardly any interaction due to different symmetry

1)good interaction

4)3s are too expanded to have a good interaction

So what's the order? I'm guessing:

1>4>2>3

or perhaps 1>2>4>3 ?

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# Homework Help: Interaction between orbitals

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