Chapter 9 . Bonding. Hybridization. Hybridization is the mixing of native atomic orbitals to form special orbitals for bonding.
MO1 is lower in energy than the 1s orbitals they came from.
This favors molecule formation
Called a bonding orbital
MO2 is higher in energy
This goes against bonding
antibonding orbitalThe Molecular Orbital Model
MO1 = s1s
MO2 = s1s* (* indicates antibonding)
Can write them the same way as atomic orbitals
H2 = s1s2
Each MO can hold two electrons, but they must have opposite spins
Orbitals are conserved. The number of molecular orbitals must equal the number atomic orbitals that are used to make them.The Molecular Orbital Model