Problem: Answer the following questions for 1,3,5-hexatriene, the conjugated triene containing six carbons.1) Which p molecular orbitals belong in the following categories? Select all that applyA) Bonding: p 6*, p 5*, p 4*, p 3 , p 2, p1B) Antibonding:p 6*, p 5*, p 4*, p 3 , p 2, p1

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Bonding orbitals are occupied/filled orbitals in an MO diagram. The other half which is not filled will be the anti-bonding orbitals

For 1,3,5-hexatriene, the complete MO diagram for this compound will appear as:

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Answer the following questions for 1,3,5-hexatriene, the conjugated triene containing six carbons.

1) Which p molecular orbitals belong in the following categories? Select all that apply

A) Bonding: p 6*, p 5*, p 4*, p 3 , p 2, p1

B) Antibonding:p 6*, p 5*, p 4*, p 3 , p 2, p1


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