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# Recognizing MOs in MO Diagrams: Sigma Bonding, p Orbitals

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Notice in the diagram below that an arrow is pointing towards one of the molecular orbitals (MOs).

Which of the following sketches best illustrates the MO that the arrow is pointing at?

The shading in the orbitals (clear or black) refers to the sign ( + or - ) of the orbital lobes.

A

Molecular orbital A

B

Molecular orbital B

C

Molecular orbital C

D

Molecular orbital D

E

Molecular orbital E

F

Molecular orbital F