Simple MO Theory 
Simple MO Theory
by UC Irvine
Video Lecture 6 of 29
Copyright Information: Law, Matthew D. Inorganic Chemistry 107 (UCI OpenCourseWare: University of California, Irvine), [August 14 2016]. License: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License. (
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Date Added: August 14, 2016

Lecture Description

Recorded on October 15, 2014.

Index of Topics:
00:17-Using Symmetry: Selected Vibrational Modes
10:19-Using Symmetry: Selected Vibrational Modes
12:04-Using Symmetry: Molecular Orbitals
15:37-LCAO MO Theory
19:22-MO Math for Diatomic Molecules
26:27-MO Math for Homonuclear Diatomic Molecules
30:11-LCAO MO Energy Diagram for H2
35:01-MOs for H2
36:12-MO Notations
37:12-Basic Rule #1 of MO Theory
38:20-H2 vs He2
39:06-Basic Rule #2 of MO Theory
40:21-Basic Rule #3 of MO Theory
42:11-Overlap and Bond Type
47:51-Overlap and Symmetry

Course Index

Course Description

This course is an introduction to modern inorganic chemistry. Topics include principles of structure, bonding, and chemical reactivity with application to compounds of the main group and transition elements, including organometallic chemistry.

Inorganic Chemistry (Chem 107) is part of OpenChem:
This video is part of a 29-lecture undergraduate-level course titled "Inorganic Chemistry" taught at UC Irvine by Professor Matthew D. Law.


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