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Dumb_as_a_Duck

  • one year ago

What do you mean by the negative of an orbital? How does it even exist? Mentioned at 3:21 in the following video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyL5pQc0Hsw

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  1. Koikkara
    • one year ago
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    Weightlessness in Orbit....or Anti bonding.... Well bonding means the wave functions constructively interfere which attracts the two atoms together and makes them stable....but antibonding means the phases are out of phase, the atoms are not attracted to one another, and those orbitals are even higher in energy than those of isolated atoms,

  2. Dumb_as_a_Duck
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    and what do we mean by phase?

  3. aaronq
    • one year ago
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    the positive and negative signs of the phases are purely mathematical, it just means that it's in the opposite direction in regards to the nucleus. |dw:1362262178212:dw|

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