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Recognizing MOs in MO Diagrams: Sigma s Bonding

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

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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.

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A

Molecular orbital A

B

Molecular orbital B

C

Molecular orbital C

D

Molecular orbital D

E

Molecular orbital E

F

Molecular orbital F