Problem: Construct the molecular orbital diagram for H2 and then identify the bond order. Click within the blue boxes to add electrons.

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We will do the following steps

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:

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


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Construct the molecular orbital diagram for H2 and then identify the bond order. Click within the blue boxes to add electrons.

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