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Problem: Which of the following statements is TRUE?a. When two atomic orbitals come together to form two molecular orbitals, one molecular orbital will be lower in energy than the two separate atomic orbitals and one molecular orbital will be higher in energy than the separate atomic orbitals.b. A bond order of 0 represents a stable chemical bond.c. Electrons placed in antibonding orbitals stabilize the ion/molecule.d. The total number of molecular orbitals formed doesn't always equal the number of atomic orbitals in the set.e. All of the above are true.

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Analyze each statement to determine which is correct

a. When two atomic orbitals come together to form two molecular orbitals, one molecular orbital will be lower in energy than the two separate atomic orbitals and one molecular orbital will be higher in energy than the separate atomic orbitals.

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Which of the following statements is TRUE?

a. When two atomic orbitals come together to form two molecular orbitals, one molecular orbital will be lower in energy than the two separate atomic orbitals and one molecular orbital will be higher in energy than the separate atomic orbitals.

b. A bond order of 0 represents a stable chemical bond.

c. Electrons placed in antibonding orbitals stabilize the ion/molecule.

d. The total number of molecular orbitals formed doesn't always equal the number of atomic orbitals in the set.

e. All of the above are true.

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