Worksheet: Bond Orders

In this worksheet, we will practice calculating bond orders from the electron counts of atoms and the occupancy of bonding and antibonding orbitals.

Q1:

Which of the following oxides and oxyanions of carbon has the greatest C O bond strength according to Lewis bond theory?

  • A C O 3 2
  • B C O 2
  • C C O 4 4 (theoretical)
  • D C O

Q2:

What is the bond order for dinitrogen, N 2 ?

Q3:

According to the molecular orbital theory, the bonding order for the N 2 + ion is:

Q4:

According to molecular orbital theory, what is the bond order for the carbon monoxide molecule C O ?

Q5:

What is the bond order for dinitrogen, N 2 ?

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