What is the bond order of O22-?
The bond order for the O22- is 1 (one). In a neutral O2 molecule, there are a total of 12 valence shell electrons shared between the bonded atoms.
Molecular Orbital Stability
In molecular orbital theory, two categories of bonds form. One contributes to the stability of the molecular bond and is called a bonding orbital.
The other destabilizes the molecular bond and is called an antibonding orbital. The relationship between the two is measured by the bond order of the molecular bond.