Hey! So I'm a little fuzzy on my understanding of MO theory. One question I had on my study guide said that according to MO theory, overlap of two s atomic orbitals produces _________. I know the answer is one bonding molecular orbitals and one antibonding molecular orbital. Why is this?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Also I would like to know how many bonding and antibonding molecular orbitals would be produced from various combinations of s and p orbitals. If someone could provide me with a few examples I would really appreciate it!

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# Molecular Orbital Theory

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