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Bond Length

Posted: Sun May 20, 2018 11:30 pm
Is one single bond larger than a two double bonds? or three triple bonds? is there any way to calculate this or is this just general knowledge?

Re: Bond Length

Posted: Sun May 20, 2018 11:32 pm
I'm not sure if there's any formula for bond length (at least not one that we've covered) but generally triple bonds are shorter than double bonds which are shorter than single bonds. it has to do with the fact that when you share more electrons, they're more strongly drawn to the nuclei of the atoms that share them.

Re: Bond Length

Posted: Sun May 20, 2018 11:42 pm
*in order of decreasing bond length
triple bonds <double bonds < single bonds

-no rule, just general knowledge. The person above me did a wonderful job at explaining the reasoning behind it :)

Re: Bond Length

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:41 pm
I don't think the lengths are as clear-cut as that. Double bonds are shorter than single bonds (a triple shorter than double) because it has to do with how the electron orbitals overlap and to what extent

Re: Bond Length

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:53 pm
it's just a general knowledge and is always true.
double bond is longer than triple bond but shorter than single bond.

Re: Bond Length

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:30 am
Also, the shorter the bond length the stronger it is.

Re: Bond Length

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:44 am
As the response above me was getting at, remember that with decreases bond length you have increasing bond strength. We know that triple bonds have the largest bond strength and so they have the the shortest bond length.

Re: Bond Length

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:45 pm
Single bonds are longer than double bonds, and double bonds are longer than triple bonds. This is because of the strength of the bonds.

Re: Bond Length

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:49 pm
Is there any sort of calculation/equation where we will have to use specific values of bond length?

Re: Bond Length

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:38 pm
So, is the number of bond lengths determined by the number of different bonds (single bond, double bond, triple bond) there are?