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The bond orders in the pairs of bonded oxygen atoms in ozone molecules are:

A
(1,2)
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(12,112)
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(112,112)
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(12,212)
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The correct option is C (112,112)
The bond orders in the pairs of bonded oxygen atoms in ozone molecules are (112,112). There are 2 O-O single bonds and one O=O double bond between 3 O atom. Hence, for each O atom, the bond order is 1+22=1.5
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