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Old Oct 28th 2017, 10:15 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Ipekmike View Post
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.
Yes. You are absolutely on the way. Addition and subtraction of wave functions is just mathematical concept. Finally the electrons will decide the stability. If they reside in orbital formed by in phase addition, then that will be stable.
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