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  • adj. describing an atomic or molecular orbital whose energy increases as its constituent atoms are brought closer together - thus generating a repulsive force that hinders bonding

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  • In the right panel, the position and intensity of the sulphur-gold antibonding states are shown, representing the molecular HOMO in proximity to the

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  • The lowest-energy configuration of the dioxygen molecule is a stable, relatively unreactive Bonding can be described with three bonding electron pairs and two antibonding spins are aligned, such that the molecule has nonzero total angular momentum.

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