Use the molecular orbital diagram shown to determine the bond order for NO +. Is NO+ paramagnetic or diamagnetic? In molecular orbital names, s = sigma and p = pi.
a. 3, paramagnetic
b. 2, paramagnetic
c. 2.5, paramagnetic
d. 2, diamagnetic
e. 3, diamagnetic
Construct the molecular orbital diagram of NO+ and calculate for the bond order and determine if its paramagnetic or diamagnetic
Step 1: Calculate the total number of valence electrons present.
Step 2: Draw the molecular orbital diagram.
Step 3: Determine if there's an unpaired MO (paramagnetic or diamagnetic)
Step 4: Calculate the bond order of the molecule/ion. Recall that the formula for bond order is: