Bond order

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Bond order

Postby 505095793 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:14 pm

I understand single bonds, double bonds, and triple bonds, but I do not understand what the bond order tells us. Can someone explain bond order and give an example?

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Re: Bond order

Postby Maria Solis Disc 1G » Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:32 pm

I am not completely positive but i believe bond order is the average bond length of the resonance hybrid. I am almost positive though that to calculate bond order you divide all the number of bonds between the central and outer atoms (sticks)and divide by the number of outer atoms that you used.

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Re: Bond order

Postby Michael Nirula » Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:40 pm

I actually think bond order is just based on the number of bonds between two atoms so F2 which has a single bond has a bond order of 1, O2 which has a double bond has a bond order of 2 and N2 which has a triple bond has a bond order of 3.

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Re: Bond order

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:30 pm

I am not confident you can truly define bond order with what you have learned. Bond order is the number of bonding electrons minus antibonding electrons, then that value divided by two. It has to do with molecular orbital theory and you have not covered this yet. For now, be familiar with single, double, triple bonds and how those impact bond lengths and strengths (more bonds, shorter distance and stronger).

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Re: Bond order

Postby KarlaArevalo2F » Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:17 pm

I believe bond order refers to the number of bonds between two atoms. a single bond would have a bond order of 1, double bonds have a bond order of 2, and triple bonds have a bond order of 3


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