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The simple valence bond picture of O 2 does not agree with the molecular orbital view. Compare these two theories with regard to the peroxide ion, O 2 2– . (a) Draw an electron dot structure for O 2 2– . What is the bond order of the ion? (b) Write the molecular orbital electron configuration for O 2 2– . What is the bond order based on this approach? (c) Do the two theories of bonding lead to the same magnetic character and bond order fo r O 2 2– ss ?

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Chapter 9, Problem 43GQ
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The simple valence bond picture of O2 does not agree with the molecular orbital view. Compare these two theories with regard to the peroxide ion, O22–.

(a) Draw an electron dot structure for O22–. What is the bond order of the ion?

(b) Write the molecular orbital electron configuration for O22–. What is the bond order based on this approach?

(c) Do the two theories of bonding lead to the same magnetic character and bond order fo r O22– ss?

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