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Step 1: The total number of valence electrons present in B2 is:
Group Valence Electrons
B 3A 2 × 3 e– = 6 e–
Total: 6 valence e–
Step 2: The molecular orbital diagram for B2 is:
Using the MO diagram, predict the bond order for the stronger bond pair:
(a) B2 or B2+
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