Comparing Bond Lengths of Diff Molecules/Ions
Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:28 pm
Hi! How can you compare the bond lengths of two molecules/ions to each other if in each molecule the central atom has different bond lengths connected to the atoms (e.g. one atom connected by single bond and other connected by double) ? For example, in 2D.13 b) 7th Ed, it asks you to put SO2, SO3, and SO3^2- in order of decreasing bond length for SO. Besides SO3^2-, not all the bond lengths in the other two molecules are the same, so how can you decide which SO bond length is shorter?