Construct the MO diagram of C_{2 }and N_{2}^{-} and determine the # of unpaired electrons and bond order

**For this problem, we need to do the following:**

*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:

Give the bond order and number of unpaired electrons in C2 molecule and N2 - ion.

a. C2: bond order 2, 2 unpaired electrons; N2-: bond order 2.5, 1 unpaired electron

b. C2: bond order 2, 0 unpaired electrons; N2-: bond order 2.5, 1 unpaired electron.

c. C2: bond order 1, 2 unpaired electrons; N2- bond order 3.5, 1 unpaired electron.

d. C2: bond order 2, 0 unpaired electrons; N2-: bond order 2.5, 0 unpaired electrons.

e. C2: bond order 2, 1 unpaired electron; N2- bond order 2.5, 1 unpaired electron.

Frequently Asked Questions

What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?

Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the MO Theory: Bond Order concept. You can view video lessons to learn MO Theory: Bond Order. Or if you need more MO Theory: Bond Order practice, you can also practice MO Theory: Bond Order practice problems.

What is the difficulty of this problem?

Our tutors rated the difficulty of*Give the bond order and number of unpaired electrons in C2 m...*as medium difficulty.

What professor is this problem relevant for?

Based on our data, we think this problem is relevant for Professor Guloy's class at UH.