antibonding orbital definition

  • noun:
    • ,(physics) an atomic or molecular orbital whose power increases as the constituent atoms tend to be brought closer together - thus creating a repulsive power that hinders connecting
    • ,(physics) an atomic or molecular orbital whose power increases as the constituent atoms are brought closer collectively - hence producing a repulsive power that hinders connecting
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