What is the bond order of the dinitrogen molecule?

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Dec 17, 2017

Answer:

Clearly, dinitrogen has a bond order of three....

Explanation:

The nitrogen atom has 5 valence electrons.....three of these overlap with another nitrogen atom to form a triple bond... The remaining two electrons constitute a lone pair on each atom...

#:N-=N:#; there is the one #N-N# #sigma-"bond"#, and #2xxN-N# #pi-"bonds"# above and beside the #N-N# vector..and the two lone pairs.....