What is the bond order of O2?
Express your answer numerically as an integer.
Bond order corresponds to the type of bond. Single bonds have a bond order of 1, double bonds have a bond order of 2, and triple bonds have a bond order of 3.
A higher bond order corresponds to higher bond energy for series of similar atoms. Therefore a carbon-carbon triple bond is stronger than a carbon-carbon double bond, which is stronger than a carbon-carbon single bond.
A higher bond order corresponds to a shorter bond length for series of similar atoms as well. Therefore triple bonds are the shortest, and single bonds are the longest when comparing bonds between the same two atoms.
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