Bond Order

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Jacquelyn Hill 1
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Bond Order

Postby Jacquelyn Hill 1 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:14 pm

What is the overall purpose of bond order besides indicating the amount of bonds that exist between two atoms?

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Re: Bond Order

Postby Tatiana Hage 2E » Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:06 pm

Bond orders can give you an indication of the stability of a bond. A high bond order indicates more attraction between electrons, so the atoms are held together more tightly. With a lower bond order, there is less attraction between electrons so the atoms are held together more loosely. The higher the bond order, the more electrons holding the atoms together, and therefore the greater the stability.

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Re: Bond Order

Postby Guangyu Li 2J » Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:37 pm

Based on my understanding, bond order is the measurement of the stability of chemical bonds. For a chemical between two atoms, the larger bond order is, the stabler the chemical bond is; the smaller bond order is, the weaker the chemical bond is. When the bond order is zero, the chemical bond cannot exist.

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