1 repulsive forces increase faster than attractive

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Unformatted text preview: ster than attractive forces at distances closer than 74 pm Potential Potential energy 74 pm H• + H• H H H H H -436 kJ/mol H2 Internuclear distance H Models for Chemical Bonding Valence Bond Theory Valence constructive interference between electron waves of two half-filled atomic orbitals is basis waves of shared-electron bond of Molecular Orbital Theory derive wave functions of molecules by combining wave functions of atoms 2.3 2.3 Bonding in H2: The Valence Bond Model Valence Bond Model Valence Electron pair can be shared when half-filled orbital of one atom overlaps in phase with orbital half-filled orbital of another. half-filled Valence Bond Model 1s...
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