Chemistry Practice Problems Bond Order Practice Problems Solution: Deduce the BOND ORDER of the following diatomic mo...

Solution: Deduce the BOND ORDER of the following diatomic molecules. You must show your work at how you arrived at the computation of the bond order for full credit.Ne2

Problem

Deduce the BOND ORDER of the following diatomic molecules. You must show your work at how you arrived at the computation of the bond order for full credit.

Ne2

Solution

We’re being asked to determine the bond order of Ne2. For this, we need to do the following steps:


Step 1: Calculate the total number of valence electrons present.

Step 2: Draw the molecular orbital diagram.

Step 3: Calculate the bond order of the molecule/ion. Recall that the formula for bond order is:


Bond Order=12[# of e- in bonding MO-# of e- in antibonding MO]


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