Polar vs Nonpolar bond strength

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Benjamin Feng 1B
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Polar vs Nonpolar bond strength

Postby Benjamin Feng 1B » Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:03 pm

Does the polarity of bonds have any effect on their strength? For example, are polar or nonpolar bonds stronger?

Cynthia Gong 1L
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Re: Polar vs Nonpolar bond strength

Postby Cynthia Gong 1L » Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:05 pm

Polarity definitely affects the bond strength. When you are talking about intermolecular bonds, polar bonds will always be stronger than non-polar bonds because polar bonds have dipole-dipole attraction, which are much stronger than the London Dispersion Forces that are only present in non-polar bonds.

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Re: Polar vs Nonpolar bond strength

Postby Alexa Hernandez 3k » Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:08 pm

Yes, they are very different.


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