Chemistry Practice Problems Bond Order Practice Problems Solution: In each case indicate whether the addition of an e...

Solution: In each case indicate whether the addition of an electron to the ion would increase or decrease the bond order of the species.B2+

Problem

In each case indicate whether the addition of an electron to the ion would increase or decrease the bond order of the species.

B2+

Solution

We have to determine if the addition of a single electron to B2+ would increase or decrease the bond order.


We will solve this problem through these steps:

  • Draw molecular orbital diagram for B2+ and determine its bond order.
  • Draw molecular orbital diagram for B2 and find its bond order.
  • Compare the two bond order values.


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