Problem: Construct the molecular orbital diagram for H2- and then identify the bond order. Click thin the blue boxes to add electrons.Bond order: a) 0 b) 0.5c) 1 d) 1.5e) 2

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Total valence electrons: 3 e-

Molecular orbital

Bond order

Bond order = 12[# of e- in bonding MO - # of e- in antibonding MO ]Bond order =12(2-1)Bond order =12(1)


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Construct the molecular orbital diagram for H2- and then identify the bond order. 

Click thin the blue boxes to add electrons.

Bond order: 

a) 0 

b) 0.5

c) 1 

d) 1.5

e) 2

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