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Unformatted text preview: are lower in energy than the original atomic orbitals and molecular orbitals which are higher in energy that the original atomic orbitals. MOs which are lower in energy are called bonding MOs and MOs which are higher in energy are called antibonding MOs. We must fill the MOs with the correct number of electrons for the molecules, following the Aufbau method, Hunds Rule and Pauli exclusion principle. BOND ORDER AND BOND STABILITY B.O = (# of bonding electrons - # of antibonding electrons)/2 The greater the bond order of a specie, the more stable the specie is. The greater the bond order, the shorter is the bond length and the greater is the bond energy....
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2010 for the course BIO 311 C taught by Professor Mcclelland during the Spring '09 term at University of Texas at Austin.
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