VB and MO - VB hybrids trigger an immediate association of...

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1 VB vs MO Both describe electronic structure of molecules • Both are built out of atomic orbitals (AOs) • VB has localized bonding; MO has whole molecule orbitals (delocalized electrons) • VB produces hybrid orbitals • MO has HOMO/LUMO—important orbitals that describe polar reactions and acid/base reactions • Resonance fixes static VB/Lewis drawings
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Unformatted text preview: VB hybrids trigger an immediate association of geometry MO is used to calculate electrostatic maps, provide insights into reactivity and the nature of orbitals involved with the chemistry Overall, it is clear that sharing of electrons through orbital overlap leads to a lowering of energy...
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This note was uploaded on 03/01/2011 for the course CHEM 030.205 taught by Professor Klein during the Fall '09 term at Johns Hopkins.

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