In the change of NO+ to NO, the electron is added to

  1. A

    σ orbital 

  2. B

    π - orbital

  3. C

    σ orbital

  4. D

    π orbital

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    Solution:

    • M.O. configuration of  NO+ is : (σ1s)2σ1s2(σ2s)2σ2s2σ2pz2π2px2π2py2
    • M.O. configuration of NO is : 
    • (σ1s)2σ1s2(σ2s)2σ2s2σ2px2π2px2π2py2π2py1
    • So, an electron is added to π*orbital.
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