Bond Order

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Abigail Volk 1F
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Bond Order

Postby Abigail Volk 1F » Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:52 pm

how do you find the bond order? why is the bond order in H2 equal to 1?

Sammy Thatipelli 1B
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Re: Bond Order

Postby Sammy Thatipelli 1B » Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:48 pm

Bond order is found by counting the number of bonds. So if it is a triple bond, there are three bonds connecting the two elements together. The bond order of H2 is equal to 1 because to connect two hydrogens, you need a single bond.

ConnorThomas2E
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Re: Bond Order

Postby ConnorThomas2E » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:59 pm

The bond order is determined by the number of valence electrons between the atoms as well as the formal charge. This will help you determine whether you need to form a single, double, or triple bond. The bond order is then just 1,2 or 3 corresponding to single, double, and triple bond.

Glendy Gonzalez 1A
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Re: Bond Order

Postby Glendy Gonzalez 1A » Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:29 am

In order to determine the bond order, add the number of bonds in that compound and divide that by the total number of atoms.

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Re: Bond Order

Postby Ashley Fallon 3C » Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:20 pm

To determine bond order, draw the lewis structure, count the total number of bonds, and divide by the atoms.

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Re: Bond Order

Postby Nancy Le - 1F » Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:19 pm

Would the bond order of a CN radical be 1.5 then? Since there is a triple bond,3, and 2 atoms, would it be 3/2=1.5?

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Re: Bond Order

Postby Julia Campbell 2F » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:17 am

The bond order of CN is 2.5 because 0.5(7-2)=2.5. You subtract the nonbonding electrons from bonding electrons first, then divide by 2.


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