homonuclear diatomic molecule

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Anna Cave Staff asked 3 years ago

The bond order of a homonuclear diatomic molecule can be decreased by __________.

A) removing electrons from a bonding MO or adding electrons to an antibonding MO
B) adding electrons to a bonding MO or removing electrons from an antibonding MO
C) adding electrons to any MO
D) removing electrons from any MO
E) The bond order of a homonuclear diatomic molecule cannot be decreased by any means.

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Selena TateSelena Tate Staff answered 3 years ago

The bond order of a homonuclear diatomic molecule can be decreased by __________. 
Solution:
removing electrons from a bonding MO or adding electrons to an antibonding MO