Among the following, the molecule with s-s overlapping is

  1. A
    Cl2
  2. B
    H2
  3. C
    HCl
  4. D
    I2

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    Solution:

    In the given list I2 ,Cl2  molecules are formed by p-p overlapping of p orbital of each atom and forms one σ   bond inI2 ,Cl2 molecules whereas HCl molecule is formed by end on end overlapping of s orbital of H atom and p orbital of Cl atom. The H2 molecule is formed by end on end overlapping of s orbital of H atom and s orbital of another H atom.
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