Bond Lengths

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Bond Lengths

Postby AMahadi » Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:02 pm

Why are double bonds shorter than single bonds? Is it more than the interactions of doubles bonds being stronger?

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Re: Bond Lengths

Postby Jielena_Bragasin2G » Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:04 pm

Yes, having a double bonds are shorter due to double bonds being stronger. More bonds leads to stronger energy between two atoms. Triple bonds therefore are even stronger.

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Re: Bond Lengths

Postby TimVintsDis4L » Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:59 pm

Double bonds and triple bonds have more electrons so they exert a stronger attraction force. This pulls the atoms closer together, creating shorter bond lengths.

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Re: Bond Lengths

Postby Matthew ILG 1L » Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:04 pm

An easy way I like to remember that double bonds are shorter and stronger than single bonds is I think of them as sticks. Longer, skinnier sticks are easier to break i.e. weaker bond. The shorter and wider the stick, or in our case, the bond (triple bond), the stronger it is.

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Re: Bond Lengths

Postby Sofia Barker 2C » Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:16 pm

double and triple bonds are shorter in length than single bonds because the bonds themselves are stronger due to a higher force of attraction between the electrons. The atoms involved in the bonding are thus pulled closer together.

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