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Old Oct 28th 2017, 04:01 AM   #3
Ipekmike
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Thanks for the help!

Thanks so much for your answer, adianadiadi. I finally understand that dependent upon the wave state of the electrons of each hydrogen atom, and whether they are in phase or out of phase, will determine whether a hydrogen molecule is formed. If they are in phase, the energy of the bond will be lower than the single atomic bind, so it will be stable (bonding). If, however, the atomic electrons are out of phase, the combined energy will be higher, and thus unstable (antibonding) and a molecule will not form.
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