Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity (9th Edition)

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

Chapter 9 Bonding and Molecular Structure: Orbital Hybridization and Molecular Orbitals - Study Questions - Page 369g: 66


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a) According to MO theory, they must be the same. b) No, hybridization occurs to lower the energy level of p electrons, if only p orbitals were involved their energy level wouldn't decrease and hybridization would be pointless. c) The energy levels are an intermediary between that of the atomic orbitals.
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