Chemistry Practice Problems Heteronuclear Diatomic Molecules Practice Problems Solution: Draw the MO energy diagram for CO on your own, the...

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Solution: Draw the MO energy diagram for CO on your own, then use it to predict the bond order for the molecule. (Use the energy ordering of O2. )

Problem

Draw the MO energy diagram for CO on your own, then use it to predict the bond order for the molecule. (Use the energy ordering of O2. )

Solution
  • Bond order can be calculated as:

  • # of Bonding and anti-bonding electrons can be counted using an MO diagram 
  • Start by setting up the template for the MO of CO using O2's diagram. 
  • O2, F2 and Neuse the same MO template where p2p orbital is higher than s2p (swapped for H2, N2 etc.)
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