2.01 | Diatomic Orbitals and the Method of Inspection

Monday May 9th 2022 | In this lecture we will start looking at the molecular orbitals of simple diatomic molecules. After having finished the introduction to molecular symmetry in this lecture we will establish the relationship between symmetry and molecular orbitals theory. Concepts such as Symmetry Adapted Linear Combinations and Ligand Group Orbitals will be introduced. We will familiarize ourselves with the the method of “inspection” to construct molecular orbitals of dinitrogen (N2) and the character table will make its introduction.

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