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Inversion in DMO (TMO)

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Hey again. 

Okay so first of all, I don't know if inversion is spanglish, but I have a question about DMO in TMO.

Inversion (at least in Spanish/Spanglish) is when the 2PI(bonding) orbitals have less energy than the 2SIGMA(bonding) orbitals, so they are completed with electrons before the 2SIGMA. I don't know if ' have explained myself, is is quite difficult to translate chemical terminology from English to Spanish. 

This inversion occurs, for example, in B2, C2 and N2 (because the difference in energy between 2s and 2p orbitals is extremely low). 

So hold your nose because here comes the question. Why CO suffers inversion and NO doesn't, I mean, why? Both of them have an atom that, by their own, "get inversed". I don't know if you understand me... 

Thanks btw

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