This presentation is meant to be a review of constructing and utilizing an MO diagram, in this case O2. It's designed to be viewed as a powerpoint and printed out to keep for the student's notebook.
It can be used at multiple levels: as a review immediately after learning MO theory in general chemistry, or as a refresher before starting upper level inorganic chemistry. The instructure could add text or voice over the slides to add more detail or leave the presentation as is for students.
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After reviewing this material students should be able to:
Recall the shape, size and appropriate nodes of atomic orbitals.
Note the appropriate electron configuration of a given atom.
Draw molecular orbitals with the appropriate sign and node position.
Apply the Aufbau Principle to molecular orbitals to determine the ultimate spin state of a molecule.
Determine the bond order of a molecule from a completed MO diagram.
Manipulate the bond order of a molecule with Reduction/Oxidation.
I plan on uploading this flash review (along with others) to my class site before students arrive to my upper level inorganic course. I will voice over the slides, explaining the concepts, so they're ready to apply molecular orbital theory on the first day of class.