3rd lab write up

3rd lab write up - 1) Question 1 a. LUMO is the Lowest...

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1) Question 1 a. LUMO is the Lowest Unoccupied Molecular Orbital. b. The LUMO surface is most pronounced near the hydrogen atoms, this is very logical in my mind because acids are most likely to react near the hydrogen atoms because sulfuric acid donates protons. 2) Question 2 a. HOMO means Highest Occupied Molecular Orbital. b. The HOMO surface is most pronounced around the Oxygen atoms, this is logical because the acetate ion is the conjugate base of acetic acid which means it would accept hydrogen atoms at the oxygens. c. The HOMO -3 shows that the two oxygen atoms are both equally as likely to have an electron around them meaning they have the same charge, not -1 and 0 as predicted by formal charges. It is observable that the C-O bond lengths are equal this is caused by resonance causing the double bond to be delocalized, this also explains why the charges are equal on each oxygen atom. 3)
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