LCAO Approximation to Bonding Molecular Orbital in Hydrogen

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This Demonstration shows the simplest LCAO (linear combination of atomic orbitals) representing the bonding molecular orbital in molecular hydrogen. The top graphic shows the electron cloud plotted along the internuclear axis. The separation between nuclei (in Bohr atomic units) can be varied.

Contributed by: M. G. Raymer (June 2011)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA


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