Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity (9th Edition)

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Chapter 12 The Solid State - Study Questions - Page 467b: 18


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We are combining 8 atomic orbitals per atom so we would get 8.0 mol of molecular orbitals. Since Mg has 2 electrons, 1.0 mol would be filled at the lowest energy state so 1/8.
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