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0243Pb16-09 - pi rotate 180° pi will we not generate the...

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Problem 16, Chemistry 0243 - 2009 Not only are there no “dumb” questions, some “dumb” questions are really clever and can teach a lot. Here s a common one: If we imagine 180° rotation about a carbon-carbon pi bond as shown below,
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Unformatted text preview: pi rotate 180° pi* will we not generate the antibonding pi* MO through this rotation? The answer to this question is “no.” Explain why. Hint: Look carefully at the 90° point....
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