Describe the valence bond (VB) approach to chemical bonding and the molecular orbital (MO) theory
Demonstrate hybridization of atomic orbitals for VB & MO
Correlate the molecular shape to the hybrid atomic orbitals of some central atoms.
Combine the concepts of hybrid orbitals, valence bond theory, VSEPR, resonance structures, and octet rule to describe the shapes and structures of some common molecules.
This discussion board is designed to accompany the materials in Chapter 11 which discusses the Valence Bond Theory and the Molecular Orbital Theory while reviewing material from Chapters 7, 8 & 10.
Compare and contrast the VB theory and the MO theory by applying at least two chemical compounds; the central themes of both theories; hybridization, Hund’s rule, Lewis Structures, the VSEPR theory. Resonance, molecular shapes and polarity.