Unformatted text preview: not represented well by a Lewis structure. Molecular orbital theory is a different theory of orbitals and bonding than the bonding theory we have been discussing in class. Below are the molecular orbitals for N 2 and O 2 in this other theory. (I know weird huh.) Put valence electrons in the orbitals for N 2 and O 2 . How many unpaired electrons do they have? N 2 __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ σ 2s σ * 2s σ 2p π 2p π * 2p σ * 2p O 2 __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ σ 2s σ * 2s σ 2p π 2p π * 2p σ * 2p 4. Any comments on the ping-pong ball of flame? How would the fire have compared if we had immersed the ball in N 2 , instead of O 2 ? Thank you Ashley!...
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- Fall '08
- Electron, Molecule, Chemical bond