Posted by Sarah on .
can you explain how to find the bond order of (σ1s)^2(σ1s*)^2(σ2s)^2(σ2s*)^2(σ2p)^2(π 2p)^4(π 2p*)^2... I know that Bond order = (number of bonding electrons - number of antibonding electrons)/2 but i have no idea what to do..
first you need to draw a molecular orbital diagram. it is with the diagram that can help you identify bonding and antibonding electrons.