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Band Structure Diagrams

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I am having trouble on all parts of the problem. Any assistance would be appreciated.


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For this problem, the key is to understand that the p orbitals will either line up in phase with each other or out of phase. At the band center, the pz orbitals will be in phase, and make bonding orbitals, thus, pz is low at gamma. Px and y ...

Solution Summary

This solution is comprised of a descriptive explanation to provide a basis for understanding this complex chemistry problem which pertains to the concepts of anti-bonding, bonding and non-bonding orbitals. This solution also contains a pdf document, which needs to be opened in order to view the diagrams constructed for particular parts of the question.