Bond Lengths

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Jason Madeloso 4H
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Bond Lengths

Postby Jason Madeloso 4H » Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:00 pm

How do you determine bond lengths?

Diane Kang 2F
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Re: Bond Lengths

Postby Diane Kang 2F » Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:01 pm

They're determined experimentally.

sophiebillings1E
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Re: Bond Lengths

Postby sophiebillings1E » Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:15 pm

Bond length is given unless there is resonance then you must calculate it.

Jennifer Lathrop 1F
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Re: Bond Lengths

Postby Jennifer Lathrop 1F » Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:19 pm

Is there any common bond lengths that we should be familiar with?

ran2000
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Re: Bond Lengths

Postby ran2000 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:13 pm

They can only be determined experimentally. However, the relative bond lengths can be determined by the electronegativity differences between the elements participating in the bond (carbon-fluorine bonds have a shorter bond length than carbon-bromine bonds)

Jonathan Pai 2I
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Re: Bond Lengths

Postby Jonathan Pai 2I » Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:48 pm

Whip out your ruler and check.

We don't need to how to get bond lengths, just understand the relationship between strength, length, and single, double, triple, or james bonds.

BenJohnson1H
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Re: Bond Lengths

Postby BenJohnson1H » Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:46 pm

Would it be safe to just assume that the bond lengths are just the average of all bond lengths on a quiz or test?


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