Exercise 7 | Covalent Bonding

Build the MO diagram for NO (knowing that the MO diagram is similar to that of N2).

Write the ground state electron configuration and determine the bond order of this molecule.

 

Ground state electron configuration of NO : (σ1s)2(σ*1s)22s)2(σ*2s)22p)42p)2(π*2p)1

Bond order =  8-32 = 5/2