What is Bond Order?
Bond order, as introduced by Linus Pauling, is defined as the difference between the number of bonds and anti-bonds. The bond number itself is the number of electron pairs (bonds) between a pair of atoms. In molecular orbital theory, bond order is defined as half the difference between the number of bonding electrons and the number of antibonding electrons. This often but not always yields similar results for bonds near their equilibrium lengths, but it does not work for stretched bonds. Bond order is also an index of bond strength and is also used extensively in valence bond theory. Generally, the higher the bond order, the stronger the bond.
How to Calculate Bond Order?
Bond Order calculator uses Bond Order = (1/2)*(Number of Bonding Electrons-Number of Antibonding Electrons) to calculate the Bond Order, Bond Order is the number of chemical bonds present between a pair of atoms. Bond Order is denoted by B.O symbol.
How to calculate Bond Order using this online calculator? To use this online calculator for Bond Order, enter Number of Bonding Electrons (B e^{-}) & Number of Antibonding Electrons (A.B e^{-}) and hit the calculate button. Here is how the Bond Order calculation can be explained with given input values -> 2 = (1/2)*(8-4).