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Hi, I don't think we actually have to draw the double bonds shorter than single bonds for accuracy. I think we should just be able to know that single bonds are longer than double bonds, which are longer than triple bonds.
We don't have to draw double / triple bonds shorter than single bonds when drawing Lewis structures. Lewis structures are just a way to represent what molecule structure looks like, so they don't have to drawn to scale. Just know that the bond length decreases as the number of bonds increases :)
Hello! I think its implied that we already know that double bonds are shorter than single bonds, so I don't think we will need to draw them out shorter. The Lewis structure is a representation of what it would simply look like!
I believe it is just conceptually important to understand that double bonds are shorter than single bonds, but we do not have to visually show it on the Lewis structures because the main focus of the Lewis structures is the valence electrons and the relationship of the valence electrons between different elements within a molecule.
Hi, the drawings themselves are not very particular about the lengths of the bonds. You can draw them the same and it'll be fine, just remember that they are shorter in reality even though it is not needed in the drawing.
I don't think we have to draw double bonds shorter than single bonds since Lewis structures are simplified models. I think it's fine to draw them with the same lengths as long as we understand conceptually that double bonds are shorter than single bonds!
No because the point of Lewis Structure is to show where electrons are and if they are shared with other atoms. In the Lewis structure, double and triple bonds are indicated by having two or three pairs of electrons between the 2 different atoms. So showing bond length is not necessary.
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