Theoretical inorganic chemistry Number of bonds in an oxygen molecule
Hello, I wanted to clarify, in the triplet oxygen molecule there is a single bond between the atoms, and in the singlet there is a double bond?
It doesn't seem right to me. Singlet oxygen is way more active then triplet one (triplet is the basic state of the arom). Therefore singlet form must have more unbounded electrons
@amalgama In the singlet form, there is an electron pair in one orbit, the second remains vacant
Who can explain about the order of bonds in singlet and triplet oxygen?
Usually it's a triplet with one full σ bond plus two π half-bonds, each half-bond accounted for by two-center three-electron (2c-3e) bonding. Never mind. I lived so happily without three-electron bonds in oxygen until now...