What is molecular orbital theory?

Asked by Akshita Gautam | 22nd Nov, 2012, 10:28: PM

Expert Answer:

In chemistry, molecular orbital (MO) theory is a method for determining molecular structure in which electrons are not assigned to individual bonds between atoms, but are treated as moving under the influence of the nuclei in the whole molecule.
Molecular orbital (MO) theory uses a linear combination of atomic orbitals (LCAO) to represent molecular orbitals involving the whole molecule. These are often divided into bonding orbitals, anti-bonding orbitals, and non-bonding orbitals

Answered by  | 23rd Nov, 2012, 04:48: PM

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