Problem: Place the species in order of increasing bond energy.a. COb. CO+c. CO2+

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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:


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



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Place the species in order of increasing bond energy.

a. CO

b. CO+

c. CO2+

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