MO diagram of dihydrogen
Energy levels for an electron in an atom: ground state and excited states. After absorbing energy, an electron may "jump" from the ground state to a higher energy excited state.
Bond breaking in MO diagram
Wavefunctions of a hydrogen atom, showing the probability of finding the electron in the space around the nucleus. Each stationary state defines a specific energy level of the atom.
MO diagram of dihelium
MO diagram of dilithium
MO diagram of diboron
Molecular orbital diagram of dinitrogen
Molecular orbital diagram of dioxygen
MO diagram of dioxygen triplet ground state
MO diagram of difluorine
MO diagram of dimolybdenum
Molecular orbital diagram of NO
Molecular orbital diagram of HF
Molecular orbital diagram of water
Atomic orbitals of carbon dioxide
Molecular orbitals of carbon dioxide
MO diagram of carbon dioxide

Molecular orbital diagrams are diagrams of molecular orbital (MO) energy levels, shown as short horizontal lines in the center, flanked by constituent atomic orbital (AO) energy levels for comparison, with the energy levels increasing from the bottom to the top.

- Molecular orbital diagram

Molecular orbital diagrams best illustrate isoelectronicity in diatomic molecules, showing how atomic orbital mixing in isoelectronic species results in identical orbital combination, and thus also bonding.

- Isoelectronicity

Molecular orbital diagrams, Jablonski diagrams, and Franck–Condon diagrams.

- Energy level

In carbon monoxide (CO, isoelectronic with dinitrogen) the oxygen 2s orbital is much lower in energy than the carbon 2s orbital and therefore the degree of mixing is low.

- Molecular orbital diagram
MO diagram of dihydrogen

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