Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Bonding Orbital

  • Jan W. Gooch
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_1489

n A molecular orbital in which electrons have lower energies than they would in the unbonded atoms; an orbital characterized by a region of high electron probability density between the bonded atoms, leading to a stabilizing effect on the molecule. (Whitten KW, Davis RE, Davis E, Peck LM, Stanley GG (1994) General chemistry, Brookes/Cole, New York).

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA