(a) Sketch the molecular orbitals of the H2- ion and draw its energy-level diagram.
(b) Write the electron configuration of the ion in terms of its MOs.
(c) Calculate the bond order in H2- (d)Suppose that the ion is excited by light, so that an electron moves from a lower-energy to a higher-energy molecular orbital.
Would you expect the excited-state H2- ion to be stable? Explain.
Week 5 Chapter 6: Capturing and Using Energy Monday, September 12, 2016 7:28 PM 6.1 An overview of Metabolism When considering a cell's use of energy, it is helpful to consider the cell's sources of carbon. Carbon-based compounds are stable forms of energy storage. There are four ways in which organisms acquire the energy and materials needed to grow, function, and reproduce. Metabolism is the set of chemical reactions that sustain life. The term metabolism encompasses the entire set of these chemical reactions that convert molecules into other molecules and transfer energy in living organisms. Metabolism is divided into two branches: catabolism is the set of chemical reactions that break down molecules into smaller units and, in process, produ