# How does molecular orbital theory explain CH4? [closed]

I have understood the formation of $\ce{CH4}$ by valance bond theory, but I'm having trouble understanding it through molecular orbital theory.

The energy level diagram of molecular orbitals of $\ce{CH4}$ is not clear to me.

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• What specifically are you having trouble with? – bon Apr 19 '16 at 20:57

• @MaxW The bonds in $\ce{CH4}$ are not conjugated, though. – ringo Apr 19 '16 at 21:27