General Chemistry 10th Edition

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1-28505-137-8
ISBN 13: 978-1-28505-137-6

Chapter 10 - Molecular Geometry and Chemical Bonding Theory - Questions and Problems - Page 420: 10.11


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We know that in a bonding orbital , the probability of finding electrons is more between the two nuclei that's why the energy of the bonding orbitals is lower than that of separate atomic orbitals. In anti- bonding orbital, the probability of finding electrons between the two nuclei is low that' s why their energy is more than that of the separate atomic orbitals.
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