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Unformatted text preview: C H H H H square H 4 seen from the top - you are looking right down on it. C H H H H planar methane seen from the top a. Use the molecular orbitals of square H 4 you made earlier from those of linear H 4 . b. Show the appropriate atomic orbitals of carbon (recall Problem 6) and indicate how you will combine them with the molecular orbitals of square H 4 c. How many molecular orbitals will there be for planar methane? Carefully draw them. d. Order the bonding molecular orbitals and any nonbonding orbitals in energy. You do not have to worry about the antibonding molecular orbitals. e. Put in the appropriate number of electrons....
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