Bond strength and state of matter

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Katherine Grillo 1B
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Bond strength and state of matter

Postby Katherine Grillo 1B » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:49 pm

Is there an explicit relationship between the strength of a bond and whether it's a solid, liquid, or gas?

Aaron Ang 4H
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Re: Bond strength and state of matter

Postby Aaron Ang 4H » Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:58 am

Yes, there is a relationship between state of matter and bond length. Those in the gas state have the weakest bonds which is then followed by compounds in the liquid state which is weaker than compounds in the solid form.

Jonathan Omens 1K
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Re: Bond strength and state of matter

Postby Jonathan Omens 1K » Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:02 am

What determines if a substance is a solid, liquid, or gas is not necessarily bonds but interactions between the atoms/molecules. These can be hydrogen bonds, Van der Waals' interactions, etc.

If these interactions are stronger, then the atoms/molecules will be held more tightly together so it will take more energy (higher temperature) to break these interactions and transform that substance into a liquid/gas.


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