Write the important conditions required for the linear combination of atomic orbitals to form molecular orbitals.

Asked by Pragya Singh | 1 year ago |  64

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Solution :-

The given conditions should be satisfied by atomic orbitals of form molecular orbitals:

(a) The combining atomic orbitals must have the same or nearly the same energy. This means that in a homonuclear molecule, the 1s atomic orbital of an atom can combine with the 1s atomic orbital of another atom, and not with the 2s-orbital.

(b) The combing atomic orbitals must have proper orientations to ensure that the overlap is maximum.

(c) The extent of overlapping should be large.

Answered by Abhisek | 1 year ago

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