Problem: Use valence bond theory to explain the bonding in O 2. Sketch the overlap of the atomic orbitals involved in the bonds in O2.

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We’re being asked to sketch the overlap of the atomic orbitals involved in the bonds in O2.


Let's first draw the Lewis Structure of O2:

O2

Total valence electrons:

            Group            Valence Electrons

O         6A                   2 x 6 e- = 12 e-

O prefers to form 2 bonds and follow the octet rule

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Use valence bond theory to explain the bonding in O 2. Sketch the overlap of the atomic orbitals involved in the bonds in O2.

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