Chemistry Practice Problems Heteronuclear Diatomic Molecules Practice Problems Solution: The ionosphere lies about 100 km above Earth’s sur...

Solution: The ionosphere lies about 100 km above Earth’s surface. This layer of the atmosphere consists mostly of NO, O2, and N2, and photoionization creates NO +, O 2+, and N 2+. Use MO theory to compare the bond orders of the molecules and ions.

Problem

The ionosphere lies about 100 km above Earth’s surface. This layer of the atmosphere consists mostly of NO, O2, and N2, and photoionization creates NO +, O 2+, and N 2+. Use MO theory to compare the bond orders of the molecules and ions.

Solution

Recall: The bond order determines the stability of a molecule based on it's molecular orbital diagram.

A positive bond order means there are more electrons in the bonding molecular orbitals than in antibonding molecular orbitals. The greater the bond order, the stronger the bond.

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