Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321809246
ISBN 13: 978-0-32180-924-7

Chapter 10 - Sections 10.1-10.8 - Exercises - Review Questions: 22

Answer

$$Bond order = \frac{(number of electrons in bonding molecular orbitals) - (number of electrons in antibonding molecular orbitals)}{2}$$

Work Step by Step

Positive means that there are more electrons in bonding orbitals. It is important as the higher the bond number, the stronger the bond.
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