Problem: What is the bond order of Cl 2+ ?

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We’re being asked to determine the bond order of Cl2+. For this, 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:



The molecular orbital diagram for Cl2 will be similar to that of F2:



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What is the bond order of Cl 2+ ?

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