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Unformatted text preview: Or use the results of the previous problem to set up the 2x2 secular determinant and solve the resulting quadratic equation for E. In the latter case, you get two solutions, one for the bonding orbital and one for the antibonding one. 4. (Problem 912 in McQuarrie and Simon) Use simple molecularorbital theory to explain why the dissociation energy of N 2 is treater than that of N 2 + , but that the dissociation energy of O 2 + is greater than that of O 2 . This is a freshman chemistry question about bond order. 5. (Problem 923 in McQuarrie and Simon) See your book for the text of the problem. This problem simply asks you to quantify the basic idea behind photoelectron spectroscopy, as shown in Figures 9.16 and 9.17 of the text....
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