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The Importance of Bonding Theories

Please help answer the following three questions.

What are bonding theories? Why are they important? What may they be used for?

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Questions: What are bonding theories? Why are they important? What may they be used for?

Solution: Bonding theories

Bonding between two atoms in a molecule can be explained by two theories, valence bond theory or molecular orbital theory. In valence bond theory, valence electrons (electrons of the outermost shell) are only involved in bonding. Molecular orbital theory involves all the orbitals of both atoms involved in bonding. All the orbitals of an atom ...

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This solution discusses bonding theories and explains their importance in chemistry. It also goes into what they could be used for. Some of the theories discussed include valence bond theory and molecular orbital theory. It goes into the interactions of the orbitals and atoms, geometry of the molecule, magnetic moments, bond order, paramagnetism and molecular geometry. The explanation is given in 280 words.

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