We are being asked to determine the molecular-orbital diagram for a chain containing six lithium atoms.
Recall: In the molecular orbital theory, electrons are seen as being delocalized or spread out over a molecule instead of concentrated in a covalent bond.
The molecular-orbital diagrams for two- and four-atom linear chains of lithium atoms are shown on the picture below.
Choose the correct molecular-orbital diagram for a chain containing six lithium atoms.
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