Bond Strength

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Bond Strength

Postby Tracey Tran 3I » Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:07 am

Why are shorter bond lengths stronger?

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Re: Bond Strength

Postby rabiasumar2E » Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:09 am

When the bond is shorter, the attraction of the electrons to the nucleus becomes stronger. Therefore, a double bond (since it is shorter) will always be stronger than a single bond and a triple bond will always be stronger than a double.

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Re: Bond Strength

Postby Lelija Kazlauskas 3J » Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:11 am

They're stronger because the atoms are much closer to each other, having a smaller atomic radii. Because they're closer to each other they have stronger bonding between their electrons.

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Re: Bond Strength

Postby madijohnson_4A » Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:12 am

The shorter bonds are double and triple bonds which share more electrons than longer single bonds. The more electrons are shared, the shorter the bonds are because there is more pull from the nuclei on the electrons. The increase number of shared electrons are what make shorter bonds stronger.

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Re: Bond Strength

Postby Helen Struble 2F » Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:33 pm

The strength of any bond comes from the bonding electrons attraction to the nucleus. It follows that the more attracted the bonding electrons are to the nucleus of the two atoms involved in a bond, then the stronger the bond. Because the bonding electrons of smaller atoms are closer to the nucleus, with less shielding, they are highly attracted to the nucleus which makes the bond stronger.

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Re: Bond Strength

Postby Tahlia Mullins » Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:34 pm

When the bond length is shorter, as with double and triple bonds, which involve more electrons being shared between atoms, the atoms are closer together, and there is a stronger energy due to the atomic radii in relation to the distance between the nuclei of each atom being shorter, making the pull from the nucleus more significant.

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Re: Bond Strength

Postby April Meza 3K » Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:37 pm

In shorter bonds, there is more electrons closer to the nucleus. This proximity makes it so you need more energy to brake the bond. This is why shorter bond lengths are stronger.

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