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How are molecular orbital formed?

They are formed by combining atomic orbitals on an atom in the molecule

Where are electrons in bonding molecular orbitals located?

Electrons are located in the region directly between the two nuclei

what is a sigma orbital?

sigma orbital is a bonding molecular orbital with cylindrical symmetry about an internuclear axis

what is bond order?

bond order indicates the strength of the bond. The greater the bond order, the stronger the bond

why is molecular orbital theory more powerful than valence bond theory?

because the orbital theory reflects the geometry of the molecules to which they are applied

Does the molecular orbital theory require resonance to predict bond length and energy?

molecular orbital theory does not need resonance structures to predict bond length and energy

How does the molecular orbital theory treat molecular bonds?

The molecular theory treats molecular bonds as a sharing of electrons between nuclei

How does the valence bonding theory treat electrons?

the valence theory treats electrons as localized balloons of electron density

How does the molecular orbital theory treat electrons?

the molecular orbital theory treats electrons as delocalized meaning that they are spread out over the entire molecule

what is stigma star also called?

antibonding

In molecular orbital theory electrons enter the ______ orbital available

lowest orbital available

what is the maximum number of electrons in an orbital?,

two

In molecular orbital theory, of the two molecular orbital one is ________ orbital and the other is _______ orbital

bonding orbital and the other is antibonding orbital