One can safely assume that the 3s- and sp- orbitals will form molecular orbitals similar to those formed when 2s- and sp-orbitals interact. According to molecular orbital theory, what will be the bond order for the CI2+ ion?

  • (A) 0.5
  • (B) 1
  • (C) 1.5
  • (D) 2;
Correct Answer: C

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