fluorine molecule(f2)

Asked by ritamkumar | 22nd Aug, 2010, 05:26: AM

Expert Answer:

Each fluorine atom has 9 protons, 10 neutrons and 9 electrons
 The molecular orbital diagram for a diatomic fluorine molecule, F2, is

  • It has 10 electrons in molecular orbitals and 8 electrons in antibonding M.O

  • Therefore F2 has a bond order of 1.      Bond Order  =  1/2(10 - 8)  =  1

 

Answered by  | 22nd Aug, 2010, 08:15: AM

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