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Solution: The sketches below show the atomic orbital wave functions (with phases) used to construct some of the MOs of a homonuclear diatomic molecule. For each sketch, determine the MO that will result from mi

Problem

The sketches below show the atomic orbital wave functions (with phases) used to construct some of the MOs of a homonuclear diatomic molecule.a) Two spheres, one red and one blue. A horizontal line connects the centers of the spheres. b) Two balloon shapes are connected end-to-end, oriented horizontally; the left is blue and the right is red. Another pair, oriented the same way, is to the right. A line connects the center points of both sets of balloon shapes. c) Two balloon shapes are connected end-to-end, oriented vertically; the bottom is blue and the top is red. Another pair, oriented the same way, is to the right. A line connects the center points of both balloon shapes. For each sketch, determine the MO that will result from mixing the atomic orbital wave functions as drawn. Use the same labels for the MOs as in the “Closer Look” box in the textbook on phases.