The diagram that follows shows the highest-energy occupied MOs of a neutral molecule CX, where element X is in the same row of the periodic table as C.
(a) Based on the number of electrons, can you determine the identity of X?
(b) Would the molecule be diamagnetic or paramagnetic?
(c) Consider the π2p MOs of the molecule. Would you expect them to have a greater atomic orbital contribution from C, have a greater atomic orbital contribution from X, or be an equal mixture of atomic orbitals from the two atoms?
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