Consider a linear string of five hydrogen atoms, H^5.
(a) Draw the five molecular orbitals of this molecule. Indicate nodes (nodal lines or planes) with dashed lines. Give the total number of nodal planes. Indicate + and - signs of the wave functions within the molecular orbitals.
(b) Determine the net overlap for each molecular orbital and classify it as bonding, nonbonding, or anti-bonding.
(c) Draw the energy level diagram for H^5 and fill in arrows for the electrons occupying those orbitals and assign a symmetry label for each molecular orbital (sgb, etc.).
(d) Determine the bond order for linear H^5.
SOLUTION This solution is FREE courtesy of BrainMass!
See sheet (attached) and this reference for more reading:
http://classes.uleth.ca/201003/chem3830a/Answers%20to%20Assignment3-2010.pdf© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 24, 2021, 10:54 pm ad1c9bdddf>