We can use Bond Order to determine the length of a bond. Remember that the higher the bond order, the stronger the bond, and therefore, the higher the bond energy
We need to 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:
Place the species in order of increasing bond energy.
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