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Bond Length

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:43 pm
by Brice McKeown 3D
When looking at the bond length of a resonance structure, is the bond length of a resonance double bond the exact middle of the length of the single bond and double bond. Like if the double bond is 100 and the single bond is 110, is the resonance bond length 105? Or just a value in between the two lengths.

Re: Bond Length

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:07 pm
by Blake Salfer 1B
I think it is the middle or average of the bond lengths so it would be 105

Re: Bond Length

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:08 pm
by Michael Torres 4I
I think finding an average of the given bond values is the best way to find the bond length in the resonance structure. It may not be necessarily exact or equal to the actual observed value, but it should be fairly close.

Re: Bond Length

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:19 pm
by Sophia Ding 1B
It's hard to say if it would be the exact average of it as it would depend on the atoms present within the molecule and their associated pull to affect the bond length. But I would agree that it would be fairly close to the average of the two, but may lean slightly towards one of the bond lengths numbers as in class we saw how the resonance bond length was around 1.29 A or so when the associated bond lengths were 1.20 A and 1.40 A

Re: Bond Length

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:04 pm
by EllaBerry
To find the length of a resonance bond length you find the average of the length between the two bond lengths given. This is because in a resonance structure, no bonds are actually longer than others, it just appears that way when we draw them as a lewis structure.

Re: Bond Length

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:21 pm
by anishathomas
It would be the average of the lengths given for the resonance structures.

Re: Bond Length

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:05 pm
by Adrienne_4F
Like others have said, its the average of the lengths. so if you had 2 single bonds and one double bond, you would add all three and divide by 3.

Re: Bond Length

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:35 pm
by Dana Wilks 3I
I believe you would need experimental data to determine the exact bond length, but you could definitely say that it would be in between the two values for single/double bonds, so in this case between 100 and 110.

Re: Bond Length

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:54 pm
by Pritish Patil 1K
I believe it would be the average of the two lengths.

Re: Bond Length

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:24 pm
by Kevin Arokiaraj 4E
You determine the length of a resonance structure by finding the average of the given lengths.