Problem: Rank the following series of molecules or ions in order of decreasing bond energy using their bond order to predict relative magnitude: fluorine: F2, oxygen: O2, nitrogen: N2Rank from highest to lowest bond energy. To rank items as equivalent, overlap them.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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Rank the following series of molecules or ions in order of decreasing bond energy using their bond order to predict relative magnitude: fluorine: F2, oxygen: O2, nitrogen: N2

Rank from highest to lowest bond energy. To rank items as equivalent, overlap them.


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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