Bond Length

Moderators: Chem_Mod, Chem_Admin

Frederick Keith_4C
Posts: 65
Joined: Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:19 am

Bond Length

Postby Frederick Keith_4C » Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:04 pm

Why double and triple bonds have shorter bond lengths than single bonds?? Also is it possible for an element to form a quadruple bond???

Bryce Barbee
Posts: 103
Joined: Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:20 am

Re: Bond Length

Postby Bryce Barbee » Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:07 pm

I am not 100% sure but i thought that the triple and double bonds are shorter in theory but when they were actually tested they were the same as the single bonds.

Kate Osborne 1H
Posts: 102
Joined: Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:16 am

Re: Bond Length

Postby Kate Osborne 1H » Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:30 pm

triple bonds are shorter in length than double, and double than single. This is because these types of bonds are stronger and therefore draw the elements closer. And yes, quadruple bonds exist but they are most stable among transition metals.

Timmy Nguyen Dis 1I
Posts: 107
Joined: Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:17 am

Re: Bond Length

Postby Timmy Nguyen Dis 1I » Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:03 pm

To add on, double bonds involve more electrons so the attraction forces are stronger, which causes double bonds to be shorter.

Posts: 109
Joined: Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:17 am
Been upvoted: 1 time

Re: Bond Length

Postby Vivianvelazquez_1J » Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:08 pm

Single bonds are longer than both triple bonds and double bonds. While double bonds are longer than triple bonds. The stronger the bond the shorter the bonds are, drawing elements closer to each other in the process. Double bonds are stronger than single bonds and triple bonds are stronger than both double and single bonds.

Return to “Bond Lengths & Energies”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests