Bond Order Conceptual Question

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Drishti_Jain_1D
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Bond Order Conceptual Question

Postby Drishti_Jain_1D » Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:23 pm

What is the significance of finding bond order when you have already drawn a Lewis Structure? In other words, what can bond order tell you about the strength of a bond that the Lewis structure can't show you?

Jared Faith 4E
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Re: Bond Order Conceptual Question

Postby Jared Faith 4E » Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:51 pm

You can use it to double check your Lewis structures and determine if you assigned the correct number of bonds between atoms. Bond order also makes it easier to visualize the relative stability of different bonds.


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