Interactive Exercise: Drawing the MO diagram of CN-

Right, you have been asked to draw the MO diagram for CN-, a heteronuclear diatomic. Don't panic!

Take it one step at a time and you will have a complete MO diagram before you know it.

This is meant to be an interactive exercise, so arrange for some pieces of blank paper, a pencil, a pen and an eraser.

We will go through each of the steps in sequence, the idea is that you will draw each bit and then check your progress. If you don't know where to start click on the hint link, then try to draw as much as you can yourself. Finally check your answer.

Right, let's get started. Click HERE to begin