Reading: CHP 5 Molecular Orbitals - hetronuclear diatomics: 5.3


  • Read Section 5.3

Learning Outcomes:

  • be able to approximate the formation of molecular orbitals from atomic orbitals (LCAO) for simple heteronuclear diatomics
  • understand some advantages (and disadvantages in using MOs over simple Lewis structures)
  • be able to produce qualitative MO diagrams
  • use the diagram to calculate bond order and multiplicity
  • identify the LUMO and HOMO in the diagram
  • use diagram to account for bond polarity
  • use the diagrams to rationalize the relative stability of diatomics

Group Activity - Heteronuclear MOs - NO - POGIL worksheet

Problem Set (4th Ed): 5.3(c), 5.5, 5.7, 5.8, 5.9 (this edition uses OF-), 5.12 (solutions)

Problem Set (5th Ed): 5.3 (c), 5.5, 5.7, 5.8, 5.9 (this edition uses NF), 5.13 (solutions)

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