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molecular orbital

noun

Definition of MOLECULAR ORBITAL

:  a solution of the Schrödinger equation that describes the probable location of an electron relative to the nuclei in a molecule and so indicates the nature of any bond in which the electron is involved

First Known Use of MOLECULAR ORBITAL

1932

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