Tightly bound

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Tightly bound

Postby Andrea_Torres » Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:57 pm

How can you identify which pair of atoms are most tightly bound?

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Re: Tightly bound

Postby Haley Fredricks 1B » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:11 pm

Bond strength can help determine which atoms are more tightly bound. More bonds between atoms (eg. triple vs double) means that the atoms will be more tightly bonded. In addition, large electronegativity difference can also generate a stronger bond.

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Re: Tightly bound

Postby Aadil Rehan 1D » Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:36 pm

Smaller atoms are also usually more tightly bound, as the internuclear distance is smaller.

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