General Question about bond lengths

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Sanjana Munagala_1j
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General Question about bond lengths

Postby Sanjana Munagala_1j » Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:37 am

So I know Professor Lavelle said that the bond length for a double bond is shorter than the length for a single bond due to more electron interaction. However, does electron repulsion not affect the length, implying that a double bond would be longer than a single bond?

Ramneet Sandhu 3D
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Re: General Question about bond lengths

Postby Ramneet Sandhu 3D » Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:30 pm

Electron repulsion does play a role in this; however, it does not impact double bonds as much as it impacts a lone pair. Therefore, electron repulsion doesn't have as strong of an impact on double bonds since they involve shared electrons.

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