2.04 | Molecular Orbitals of Complex Molecules; SF6

May 17th 2022 | In this one our lecture, we revisited the concepts of sigma and pi symmetry and demonstrated that you could have pi-backbonding interactions into a anti bonding sigma-star orbital. We realized the the concepts of sigma and pi relate the the angle from which one views the interactions. After clarifying these concepts, we started with generating the MO-diagram of Octahedral sulfur hexafluoride (SF6). We were able to generate the symmetry adapted linear combinations, but the MO diagram was left for the next lesson.

The video to the lecture can be found below