Problem: 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 electronb. 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.

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Construct the MO diagram of Cand N2- 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:


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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.

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