Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity (9th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 1133949649
ISBN 13: 978-1-13394-964-0

Chapter 9 Bonding and Molecular Structure: Orbital Hybridization and Molecular Orbitals - Study Questions - Page 369c: 42


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a) $Si_2^-$ has 9 valence electrons: $[core]\ (\sigma_{3s})^2\ (\sigma_{3s}^*)^2\ (\pi_{3p})^4\ (\sigma_{3p})^1$ b) It's paramagnetic because it has one unpaired electron. c) $\sigma_{3p}$
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