Problem: In which of the following diatomic molecules would the bond strength be expected to weaken as an electron is removed?a. H2 b. B2c. C22-d. OF

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Use the molecular orbital diagram and calculate the bond order to determine which diatomic molecule have weakest bond strength when an electron is removed from it.

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In which of the following diatomic molecules would the bond strength be expected to weaken as an electron is removed?

a. H2 

b. B2

c. C22-

d. OF

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