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Ambati

May 9, 2014

which has more bond dissociation energy&why. O2+ or O2 ?

which has more bond dissociation energy&why.

O2+ or O2 ?

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Answer

Swathi Ambati

O2+ has more bond dissociation energy than O2.

Because the bond order in O2 is 2 where as in O2+ is 2.5.If bond order is more energy required to break the bonds is more.

To calculate the bond order we should see the molecular orbital diagram.

 Molecular orbital diagram for O2 molecule

 Molecular orbital diagram for O2 +molecule

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