Answer to Question #1714 in Physical Chemistry for steven
Interpret the bonding in carbon monoxide, CO. What would happen to the bond length if an electron were added or removed? Why?
<img src="../../..//assignments/uploaded_files/static/c8/2e/c82ec9cb56aa9851bf08966f27bc98cb.bmp" title="" alt=""> Addition of electron: bond order decrease, because electron comes to antibonding orbital. Removing electron: bond order decrease too, because we take away electron from bonding orbital.