What does it mean when waves are in phase?
It means the waves have the same frequency and amplitude and have the same peaks and valleys. This makes a new larger wave (constructuve interference).
What does out of phase mean?
It means you subtract waves. (destructive interference, lower amplitude.)
What is the difference between VBT and MO theory?
VBT allow for only paired electrons (not all electrons are paired) No prediction for paramagnetism in molecules.
What are the 2 planes of symetry?
What happens when atoms are out of phase?
Nuclear repulsions are maximized and no bond is formed. (called antibonding).
What is the third difference with VBT?
VBT does not allow for spectroscopy (can only analyze molecules in their ground state.
What is the first difference between VBT and MOT.
MO and VBT electron density are different.
What are the 3 planes of symetry?
xy, xz, and yz
What is the axis of rotation?
Where you rotate the atom and the shape does not change.
What happens when atoms are in phase?
Nuclear repulsions are minimized and a bond is formed.