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### Bond Order

Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:08 pm
Okay so when BO=3, it means there's a triple bond.
But if BO=1.5, what kind of bond is that?

### Re: Bond Order

Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:13 pm
The .5 in bond order indicates resonance. 1.5 bond order is going to be the average of single and double bonds in a resonance hybrid

### Re: Bond Order

Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:32 pm
Yep so for example if the molecule has 2 single bonds and a double bond in resonance, then the bond order would be (1+1+2)/(3 total regions)= 1.33

### Re: Bond Order

Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:22 am
A BO=1.5 means that the compound has resonance structures. Therefore, all the bonds have the characteristics of both single and double bonds.

### Re: Bond Order

Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:57 pm
whenever there is a decimal, there is a resonance structure meaning that the bond strength is between either a single bond and a double bond, or a double bond and a triple bond

### Re: Bond Order

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:52 pm
For the Chapter 4 test, do we have to know what type of molecular orbital an unpaired electron would occupy? Or anything about bond order in general?