## Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall

# Chapter 10 - Sections 10.1-10.8 - Exercises - Problems by Topic: 79

#### Answer

${C_{2}}^-$ has the highest bond order, highest bond energy, and shortest bond length.

#### Work Step by Step

$C_{2}$ Bond Order = (6-2)/2=2 $C_{2}^+$Bond Order =(5-2)/2=1.5 ${C_{2}}^-$Bond Order =(7-2)/2=2.5

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