The bonding in the BeH 2 molecule, on the basis of the molecular orbital model, is to be explained. Concept introduction: The electronic configuration for multi-electron diatomic molecule is written using the molecular orbitals, derived from the H 2 + molecular ion. The bond order is calculated by difference between the anti-bonding electrons and the bonding electrons by two. This can be stated as, Bond order = [ ( Electrons in bonding orbitals ) − ( Electrons in anti-bonding orbitals ) ] 2 As the bond order increases, the stability also increases. The bond order is directly proportional to the bond energy and inversely proportional to the bond length. To determine: The explanation for the bonding present in the BeH 2 molecule.

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Chapter 4, Problem 118CP
Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation: The bonding in the BeH2 molecule, on the basis of the molecular orbital model, is to be explained.

Concept introduction: The electronic configuration for multi-electron diatomic molecule is written using the molecular orbitals, derived from the H2+ molecular ion.

The bond order is calculated by difference between the anti-bonding electrons and the bonding electrons by two. This can be stated as,

Bondorder=[(Electronsinbondingorbitals)(Electronsinanti-bondingorbitals)]2

As the bond order increases, the stability also increases. The bond order is directly proportional to the bond energy and inversely proportional to the bond length.

To determine: The explanation for the bonding present in the BeH2 molecule.

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