Breaking/ Forming Bonds

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Breaking/ Forming Bonds

Postby kellyz_1C » Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:37 pm

I remember learning in high school that breaking bonds actually takes energy and forming bonds releases energy but I can't remember why. Can anyone explain/ did we ever go over it?

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Re: Breaking/ Forming Bonds

Postby Nina_A_Section1E » Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:32 pm

Forming bonds releases energy because when bonds are formed, octets are filled, and it puts atoms at a lower energy state.

Because bonds are attractions between atoms, it takes energy to break them, because their tendency is to want to stay together.

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Re: Breaking/ Forming Bonds

Postby Jessica Lancisi - 1I » Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:43 pm

In addition to this, when a bond is broken I believe the electron is going to a higher energy state, and this requires energy

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