Affect of direction of a bond relative to other bonds on bond length

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Kailey Nichols 4B
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Affect of direction of a bond relative to other bonds on bond length

Postby Kailey Nichols 4B » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:56 pm

Does the direction of a bond relative to other bonds in a molecule affect how long it is? For example, are the single bonds in a molecule like tetraphosphorus (P4), which has a tetrahedral structure, shorter than a molecule with only one single bond?

Anushi Patel 1J
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Re: Affect of direction of a bond relative to other bonds on bond length

Postby Anushi Patel 1J » Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:01 pm

I know that the shape influences the bond angle but I don't think it influences the bond length. I think only things like the identity of the atoms being bonded and the number of electrons being shared would affect the bond length.


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