Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity (9th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1133949649
ISBN 13: 978-1-13394-964-0

Chapter 12 The Solid State - Study Questions - Page 467b: 17


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Combining 1000 2s orbitals of Li atoms, we get 1000 molecular orbitals. Since orbitals can hold 2 electrons and each lithium has one, 500 will be filled while 500 will be empty.
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