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Problem 70
Textbook Question

Draw an MO energy-level diagram for beryllium metal, and show the population of the MOs for the following two cases. (a) The 2s and 2p bands are well separated in energy. (b) The 2s and 2p bands overlap in energy. Which diagram agrees with the fact that beryllium has a high electrical conductivity? Explain.

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