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Unformatted text preview: have. Purpose of the problem To demonstrate that a simple MO treatment can be applied to to ionic as well as covalent structures. Suggested solution H has of course only one electron in a 1s orbital. Li has three – a full 1s shell and one electron in the 2s orbital. Li is very electropositive so it 2s orbital is high in energy—much higher than that of the 1s orbital of H. An electron is more stable in the 1s orbital of H than...
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