Determining bond length from lewis structure  [ENDORSED]

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Determining bond length from lewis structure

Postby Dakota_Campbell_1C » Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:11 pm

When estimating bond length from Lewis structure would a very electronegative and low electronegative atom have a shorter bond than two very electronegative atoms? Is there a trend in missing.

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Re: Determining bond length from lewis structure  [ENDORSED]

Postby 804991762_4A » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:37 pm

I may be wrong but from my understanding, if an atom is paired with a low electronegative atom the bond length would be longer because the atomic radius is larger, so it can accept more electrons. If its highly electronegative the bond should be shorter since it has a smaller radius and holds its electrons closer to the center.

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