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Unformatted text preview: 2 Requires application of molecular orbital (MO) theory (to date we have been employing valence bond theory) Hckel simplified MO theory by ignoring bonds and looking only at bonds. Basis of Huckels Rule (17.9) A set of n atomic orbitals forms n molecular orbitals When two p orbitals having the same phase overlap, a bonding MO results When two p orbitals having opposite phases overlap, a * anti-bonding MO results MO Theory basics (17.9) Ethylene MOs Fig. 17.8 Benzene MOs Fig. 17.9 The -MOs of Benzene* *Courtesy of Dr. Gerald Lushington LUMOs HOMOs...
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This note was uploaded on 10/24/2011 for the course CHEMISTRY 623 taught by Professor Benson during the Spring '11 term at Kansas.
- Spring '11
- Organic chemistry