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The bond order is one half he2 does exist energy 2

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Unformatted text preview: ule He2 does not exist (p. 91 of the textbook explains why), the cation He2+ does exist. Why? Purpose of the problem To encourage you to think about the filling of molecular orbitals and to accept surprising conclusions. Suggested solution He2 does not exist because the number of anti- bonding electrons is the same as the number of bonding electrons. The bond order is zero. But if we remove a...
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