what is the bond order of co+

Asked by Shuchi Trivedi | 1st Jan, 2014, 09:27: AM

Expert Answer:

The bond order of CO+ is 3.5

Bond order = (Number of bonding electrons – Number of antibonding electrons) / 2

The outer electronic configuration for the molecular orbital in CO is as follows:

2?2 2?x2 2?y2 2?z2  2?*2

The outer electronic configuration for the molecular orbital in CO+ is as follows:

2?2 2?x2 2?y2 2?z2  2?*1

Bond order of CO+ = (8-1) / 2 = 3.5

Answered by Prachi Sawant | 2nd Jan, 2014, 02:37: PM

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