What is the bond order in #O_2+#?

1 Answer
Dec 16, 2014

Remember that the bond order is the number of "bonds" between two atoms.

bond order = ( number of bonding electrons - number of anti-bonding electrons) / 2 . So for O2+ this would give you 6 bonding and 1 anti-bonding. Use the equation and you will get the bond order of O2+.