Factors that control bond length

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Amanda Hagen 1L
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Factors that control bond length

Postby Amanda Hagen 1L » Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:28 pm

Can someone explain how electronegativity, bond order, size and any other important factors affect bond length/strength?

Elizabeth Bamishaye 2I
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Re: Factors that control bond length

Postby Elizabeth Bamishaye 2I » Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:32 pm

With ionic bonds, the distance and charge affect the strength of the bond. For example, if there are more electrons being transferred then the bond would be stronger. With covalent bonds, the length of the bond and electronegativity affect the strength of the bond. Moreover, triple bonds > double bonds > single bonds, therefore higher amounts of bonds allows for a lower bond length.

Michaela Capps 1l
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Re: Factors that control bond length

Postby Michaela Capps 1l » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:09 pm

For covalent, the difference in electro negativity will determine if the bond is either polar or non polar. And yes the increasing number of bonds decreases the bond length. Higher bond order (number of bonds) indicated more attraction between electrons and the atoms will be held closer together

Jessica Jones 2B
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Re: Factors that control bond length

Postby Jessica Jones 2B » Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:14 pm

Another factor is if there is a single bond and a double bond, the length of all the bonds is between a single bond and a double bond.


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