what is mot theory and draback

Rahul Kumar
131 Points
10 years ago

molecular orbital (MO) theory is a method for determining molecular structure in which electrons are not assigned to individual bonds between atoms, but are treated as moving under the influence of the nuclei in the whole molecule. In this theory, each molecule has a set of molecular orbitals, in which it is assumed that the molecular orbital wave function ψj may be written as a simple weighted sum of the n constituent atomic orbitals χi, according to the following equation:

$\psi_j = \sum_{i=1}^{n} c_{ij} \chi_i.$