Suppose that an electron is removed from an H\(_{2}\) molecule. Does the bonding energy of the resulting hydrogen molecular ion H\(_{2}^{+}\) become larger or smaller? Does the bond length of H\(_{2}^{+}\) become larger or smaller than H\(_{2}?\)

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