Problem: Determine the bond order in a molecule or ion with:a. 10 valence electrons.b. 12 valence electrons.c. 13 valence electrons.d. 14 valence electrons.

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Bond order=12[(e-'s in bonding MO)-(e-'s in antibonding MO)]


a. 10 valence electrons.

  • Outer electronic configuration: δ2s2δ*2s2δ2px2π2px2π2py2

Bond order=12[(8)-(2)] = 3

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Determine the bond order in a molecule or ion with:

a. 10 valence electrons.

b. 12 valence electrons.

c. 13 valence electrons.

d. 14 valence electrons.

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