Lengths of different types of bonds

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akroberts
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Lengths of different types of bonds

Postby akroberts » Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:20 pm

Is there generally a difference in length between different types of bonds (single, double, etc.)?

WilliamNguyen_4L
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Re: Lengths of different types of bonds

Postby WilliamNguyen_4L » Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:24 pm

Single bonds are the longest, double bonds are shorter than single bonds, and triple bonds are the shortest in length.

Emily Li 4A
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Re: Lengths of different types of bonds

Postby Emily Li 4A » Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:25 pm

Generally, it would be assumed that the more bonds there are, the smaller the bond length is. This is not the case, however, with compounds with resonance structures. Each resonance structure would exist simultaneously in the compound (such as how a mule is a horse and a donkey at the same time) and form what is called a "resonance hybrid structure", which results in each bond having relatively the same length.

Estelle Jung
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Re: Lengths of different types of bonds

Postby Estelle Jung » Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:30 pm

Single bonds are the longest bonds whereas triple bonds are the shortest bonds. Double and triple bonds are much stronger than single bonds and require more energy to break because they have a stronger "hold" on electrons.


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