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Unformatted text preview: another by a single bond. In total, the central oxygen atom has 3 bonds (one double and one single) and the bond order is 3/2 (number of bonds divided by number of atoms to which it is bonded). The bonding order of the central oxygen is therefore 1.5. In O = C = O the central carbon is bonded to 2 oxygens by means of double bonds. The bond order is therefore 4 bonds (2 double bonds) divided by 2 atoms to which it is bonded. This is equal to 4/2 =2 for the bond order. 3. Please ignore question in your review questions, a typo occurred and it should have read water instead of base. 4. Some notes on material dealt with in the review lecture are posted under review for midterm on the web. I hope you do well in your midterm. Dr. Heyns...
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- Fall '07