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What is the Bond Order of Li(2)(minus) anion molecule? i am getting as .5 but the answer is 1.5.Please explain How?

What is the Bond Order of Li(2)(minus) anion molecule?
i am getting as .5 but the answer is 1.5.Please explain How?

Grade:11

5 Answers

pvn s
37 Points
8 years ago

Li- has three electrons in valence shell (bonding electrons =3)

therfore, bond order =(nof of bonding electrons)/2. =3/2=1.5 (NO OF ANTI BONDING electrons =0)

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pvn s
37 Points
8 years ago

no of bonding elecrtons =3 (valence), anti bonding =0 (given its state)

therfore =bond order =3/2=1.2

mohit yadav
54 Points
8 years ago

 the ans. is o.5 only 1.5 is the wrong ans.

shashank singhal
5 Points
8 years ago

my answer is alo .5.

Akash Kumar Dutta
98 Points
8 years ago

to those whom i have disapproved,,,its because valence electrons of Li=1...it is not 3!

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