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Solution: Use the molecular orbital diagram to figure out the electron...

Question

Use the molecular orbital diagram to figure out the electronic configuration for CN. Which of the following statements is correct?

a) CN is diamagnetic.

b) CN is paramagnetic.

c) If an electron is removed to give CN+, the bond order increases.

d) The π*2p orbital is the highest energy orbital containing an electron in CN

e) If an electron is added to give CN, the bond length decreases.