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Offline Kalibasa

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Why do more electronegative atoms have lower-energy orbitals?
« on: September 25, 2009, 06:35:56 PM »
I'm in organic chem right now, but somehow I think I missed this last year- now I need it for molecular orbitals! Why would strongly electronegative atoms have lower energy? I would have expected that more electron-pulling ability would lead, if anything, to higher energy states...

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