Problem: Consider the H2+ ion. Suppose that the ion is excited by light so that an electron moves from a lower-energy to a higher-energy MO. Would you expect the excited-state H2+ ion to be stable or to fall apart?

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Consider the H2+ ion. Suppose that the ion is excited by light so that an electron moves from a lower-energy to a higher-energy MO. Would you expect the excited-state H2+ ion to be stable or to fall apart?

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