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Bonds strength

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:03 am
by Norman Dis4C
Can someone explain to me why double bond is just slightly stronger than single bond? Why does not the strength between the two atoms double?

Re: Bonds strength

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:32 am
by Gabriella Bates 2L
A double bond isn't twice as strong as a single bond because there are electron electron repulsions in the double bond that slightly reduce the strength.

Re: Bonds strength

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:39 am
by SimranSangha4I
Since there is still repulsion present between the bonds, the double bond isn't double.

Re: Bonds strength

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:21 pm
by Simon Dionson 4I
A double bond is stronger than a single bond due to its stability and distance between the bonding atoms. Shorter bond lengths allow attractive forces between atoms to be stronger.

Re: Bonds strength

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:55 pm
by Anokhi Patel 2B
The double bond is stronger than a single bond since it is shorter, therefore having a lesser distance between each of the atoms. The shorter distance makes the bonds less likely to break than a short, single bond.