Problem: What is the ground state electron configuration and the bond order for C2+? a) (δ1s)2(δ1s*)2(δ2s)2(δ2s*)2(δ2p*)1 b) (δ1s)2(δ1s*)2(δ2s)2(δ2s*)2(π2p)4(δ2p)1 c) (δ1s)2(δ1s*)2(δs)2(δ2s*)2(π2p)4 d) (δ1s)^2(δ1s*)2(δ2s)2(δ2s*)2(π2p)3

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Bond Order = 12[# of e- in bonding MO - # of e- in antibonding MO]


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What is the ground state electron configuration and the bond order for C2+

a) (δ1s)2(δ1s*)2(δ2s)2(δ2s*)2(δ2p*)

b) (δ1s)2(δ1s*)2(δ2s)2(δ2s*)2(π2p)4(δ2p)

c) (δ1s)2(δ1s*)2(δs)2(δ2s*)2(π2p)

d) (δ1s)^2(δ1s*)2(δ2s)2(δ2s*)2(π2p)3

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