Problem: Construct the molecular orbital diagram for H 2 and then identify the bond order. 

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

bonding MOs → without an asterisk (e.g., σ1s)
antibonding MOs those with an asterisk (e.g., σ1s*). 


For H2:

Step 1: The total number of valence electrons present in H2 is:


            Group             Valence Electrons

H         1A                   2 × 1 e2 e

Total:  2 valence e


Step 2: The molecular orbital diagram for H2 is:

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Construct the molecular orbital diagram for H 2 and then identify the bond order. 

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