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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 __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ 2s * 2s 2p 2p * 2p * 2p O 2 __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ 2s * 2s 2p 2p * 2p * 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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This note was uploaded on 03/08/2012 for the course CHEM 101 taught by Professor Anderson,w during the Fall '08 term at BYU.
- Fall '08