Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity (9th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1133949649
ISBN 13: 978-1-13394-964-0

Chapter 9 Bonding and Molecular Structure: Orbital Hybridization and Molecular Orbitals - Study Questions - Page 369g: 69


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The bond order of $HF_2^-$ is 0.5 vs 1 for HF so the energy required to break the one bond of the ion will be smaller than to break the bond of the molecule.
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