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Problem: Ionizing an H2 molecule to H2+ changes the strength of the bond.Based on the description of covalent bonding given previously, do you expect the H-H bond in H2+ to be weaker or stronger than the H-H bond in H2?

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We are asked if we expect the H-H bond in H2+ to be weaker or stronger than the H-H bond in H2?


↓ Bond order → ↓ Bond strength


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Ionizing an H2 molecule to H2+ changes the strength of the bond.

Based on the description of covalent bonding given previously, do you expect the H-H bond in H2+ to be weaker or stronger than the H-H bond in H2?

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