Williams, Joel Mann
February 17, 2014
There is increasing evidence that the hydrogen atom in X—H—X connections is covalently bound to both X atoms in equal to varying degrees. A spherical s-orbital for hydrogen attached to two 2-electron covalent bonds clearly violates the spdf-QM concept of shared electron bonding. A short discussion of the situation is presented along with a simple alternative orbital model for hydrogen that allows hydrogen to have two, diametrically opposite, covalent bonds.
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