MO Theory (32 min)

This tutorial introduces the concept of conjugation and molecular orbital theory for conjugated systems. (Runtime = 31:31)

Student Learning Outcomes
After viewing this tutorial and practicing problems from this website and your textbook, you should be able to:
• Draw diagrams that illustrate the combination of two orbitals.
• Draw the pi MOs for any conjugated system.
• Determine the relative energies of pi MOs for any conjugated system.

Practice Problems
Here are some problems to get you started. You should first try each on a piece of paper. Then, place your cursor over the graphic and click on right arrow that appears to see the answer. The right and left arrows allow you to move back and forth between problems. Please note that these are not the only types of problems/questions that exist on this topic. Refer to your textbook and any problems your instructor provides you for more practice with this subject.


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