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document Bonding in Diatomic Hydrogen
As we already know, electrons display wave-like properties, which ultimately led to the development of atomic orbital theory.  Thus, an understanding of the interplay between electrons in bonding activity is crucial for an understanding of reactivity.   Let’s consider the concept of...
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document Bonding and the Molecular Orbital Theory
  If electrons were thought of as waves, bonding could be explained by the diagram above.  Note how the wave function (purple line) is enhanced in the region between the two atomic nuclei in the "in-phase" bonding combination (left).  However, the "out-of-phase" anti-bonding...
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