Courses
Courses for Kids
Free study material
Offline Centres
More
Store Icon
Store

Calculate the bond order of O

seo-qna
Last updated date: 13th Jul 2024
Total views: 375.3k
Views today: 9.75k
Answer
VerifiedVerified
375.3k+ views

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