01 - CHEM 1570 Spring 2010 Filling Atomic Orbitals Fill...

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Unformatted text preview: CHEM 1570 Spring 2010 Filling Atomic Orbitals Fill from low to higher energy Each orbital can have 2 electrons (Pauli Exclusion Principle) Electrons fill separate orbitals of equivalent energy before pairing (Hund's Rule) Lewis or Kekule Structures 1. find the # of valence electrons (adjust for charge) 2. connect atoms / single covalent bonds / least EN atom in center (not H) 3. subtract bonding electrons 4. distribute rest of electrons as lone pairs 5. draw multiple bonds to achieve octets ...
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This note was uploaded on 03/01/2010 for the course CHEM 1570 taught by Professor Usher, d during the Spring '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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