The two resonance structures of S O 2 and bonding in this compound has to be given using MO theory and also has to describe how the MO theory rationalize the bond order of 1.5 for 2 S-O bonds in S O 2 . Concept Introduction : Molecular orbital (MO) theory : It is a method for determining molecular structure in which electrons are not assigned to individual bonds between atoms, but are treated as moving under the influence of the nuclei in the whole molecule. Bond order: The bond order has defined as the net number of bonding electrons pairs linking a pair of atoms. This same concept can be applied directly to molecular orbital theory, but not bond order is defined as. Bond order = 1 2 Number of electrons in bondoing MOs- Number of electrons in antibonding MOs Bond length of a molecule decreases with increase in bond order. Sometimes the chemical bonding of a molecule cannot be represented using a single Lewis structure. In these cases, the chemical bonding are described by delocalization of electrons and is known as resonance.

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Chapter 9, Problem 57IL
Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The two resonance structures of SO2and bonding in this compound has to be given using MO theory and also has to describe how the MO theory rationalize the bond order of 1.5 for 2S-Obonds in SO2.

Concept Introduction:

Molecular orbital (MO) theory: It is a method for determining molecular structure in which electrons are not assigned to individual bonds between atoms, but are treated as moving under the influence of the nuclei in the whole molecule.

Bond order:

The bond order has defined as the net number of bonding electrons pairs linking a pair of atoms. This same concept can be applied directly to molecular orbital theory, but not bond order is defined as.

Bondorder=12NumberofelectronsinbondoingMOs-NumberofelectronsinantibondingMOs

Bond length of a molecule decreases with increase in bond order.

Sometimes the chemical bonding of a molecule cannot be represented using a single Lewis structure. In these cases, the chemical bonding are described by delocalization of electrons and is known as resonance.

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