Question & Answer
QUESTION

Calculate the bond order of O

ANSWER

Electronic configuration of oxygen atom - 1s² 2s² 2p⁴

Atomic orbitals of oxygen combine to form molecular orbitals.

Bond order in Oxygen molecule (O2)

=½ [(Number of bonding electrons) – (number of anti-bonding electrons)]

= ½ [10 – 6]

= 2