02 molecular orbital diagram. More molecular orbital diagrams for 02 are provided below. Fill from the bottom up with 12 electrons total. The result is a slight change in the relative energies of the molecular orbitals to give the diagram shown in the figure below. This interaction introduces an element of s p mixing or hybridization into the molecular orbital theory.
Molecular orbital diagram of o 2 electronic configuration of o 2 in the case of o 2 17 electrons are present 3 electrons are present in antibonding orbitals. Molecular orbital diagram for oxygen gas o2. O2 molecular orbital diagram oxygen has a similar setup to h 2 but now we consider 2s and 2p orbitals. The molecular orbital mo theory is a powerful and extensive approach which describes electrons as delocalized moieties over adjacent atoms.
In the middle of the diagram the molecular orbitals of the molecule of interest are written. In general bonding molecular orbitals are lower in energy than either of their parent atomic orbitals. If number of electrons more in antibonding orbital the molecule become unstable. Molecular orbital theory describes the distribution of electrons in molecules in much the same way that the distribution of electrons in atoms is described using atomic orbitals.
The applications of the mo theory extend beyond the limitations of the valence shell electron pair repulsion vsepr model and the valence bond theory. The electrons in each atomic orbital are represented by arrows. When creating the molecular orbitals from the p orbitals notice the three atomic orbitals split into three molecular orbitals a singly degenerate s and a doubly degenerate p orbital. This video shows the construction of a molecular orbital mo diagram for the diatomic molecule o2 using the valence electrons of each oxygen.
Bonding order is 2 and it is paramagnetic.