## Bond Order

Abigail Volk 1F
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### Bond Order

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

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

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

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

Ashley Fallon 3C
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### Re: Bond Order

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

Nancy Le - 1F
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### Re: Bond Order

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?

Julia Campbell 2F
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### Re: Bond Order

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.