We’re being asked if H2+1 will be more or less stable than H2.
We need to look at the molecular orbital (MO) diagram for each molecule; to do so:
Step 1: Calculate the total number of valence electrons present.
Step 2: Draw the molecular orbital diagram.
Recall that the bonding MOs are those without an asterisk (e.g., σ1s), while the antibonding MOs are those with an asterisk (e.g., σ1s*).
Will H21+ be more or less stable than H 2, and why?
1. more stable; H21+ has one more electron in bonding orbitals
2. less stable; H21+ has one less electron in antibonding orbitals
3. less stable; H21+ has one less electron in bonding orbitals
4. more stable; H21+ has one less electron in antibonding orbitals
5. less stable; H21+ has one more electron in antibonding orbitals
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