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Explain the following.
The O22+ ion has a stronger O-O bond than O2 itself.
We’re being asked why O22+ ion has a stronger O-O bond than O2 itself.
For this, we need to determine the bond order for each species.
The bond order tells us the stability of a bond: a higher bond order means the bond is more stable and stronger.
Step 1: Calculate the total number of valence electrons present.
Step 2: Draw the molecular orbital diagram.
Step 3: Calculate the bond order of the molecule/ion.
Recall that the formula for bond order is: