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Strength of Bonds

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:33 am
by Drew Myers 4G
Are longer bonds or shorter bonds stronger?

Re: Strength of Bonds

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:35 am
by philipraj_1F
Longer bonds are less stronger than shorter bonds.

Re: Strength of Bonds

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:17 pm
by Aliya Jain 2B
longer bonds are easier to break, so they are weaker. Shorter bonds are harder to break, so they are stronger.

Re: Strength of Bonds

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:04 pm
by Frederick Keith_4C
Shorter bonds (double and triple) are characteristically stronger than longer bonds (single).
The reason for this is because the additional bonding electrons attract the nuclei more strongly and pull the atoms close together, shortening the bond length.

Re: Strength of Bonds

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:05 pm
by Ashley Kumar 3F
Shorter bonds are stronger. Single bonds are the longest and weakest whereas triple bonds are the shortest and strongest.

Re: Strength of Bonds

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:06 pm
by Joseph Saba
Remember that the size of the atom can also contribute to whether or not a bond is as strong as another, example HF vs HCl

Re: Strength of Bonds

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:27 pm
by TimVintsDis4L
Shorter Bonds are stronger since the & less reactive, so triple bonds would be the strongest. Longer bonds are weaker and are more likely to be involved in a reaction, so single bonds are the weakest.

Re: Strength of Bonds

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:24 pm
by Bradley Whitworth 4B
It can be helpful to link what type of bond is shorter vs. longer. In other words, a triple bond is shorter than a double bond which is shorter than a single bond. We also know that a triple bond is stronger than a double bond which is stronger than a single bond. As such, you can figure that the shorter the bond is the stronger it is.

Re: Strength of Bonds

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:31 pm
by pauline young 1L
triple bonds are shorter than double which is shorter than single. then, the shorter the bond lengths are, the closer the electrons are being held together and therefore the stronger the bonds since more energy is needed to break the bond.

Re: Strength of Bonds

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:44 pm
by KHowe_1D
Shorter bonds are stronger than longer bonds.

Re: Strength of Bonds

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:39 pm
by Tahlia Mullins
Shorter bonds are stronger. Double and triple bonds are shorter than single bonds, so these types of bonds are stronger.

Re: Strength of Bonds

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:42 pm
by Sreyes_1C
longer bonds are weaker and shorter bonds are stronger.

Re: Strength of Bonds

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:51 pm
by jvera4b
Shorter bonds are stronger than longer bonds since short bonds involve more elctrons, this which causes the nuclei to be more attracted. Conversely, longer bonds don't make nuclei as strongly attracted and therefore result in them being easily broken.

Re: Strength of Bonds

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:05 pm
by Sean Tran 2K
The double and triple covalent bonds are stronger than the single bonds, as more electrons are shared. As a result, these bonds are shorter.

Re: Strength of Bonds

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:22 pm
by Jesalynne 2F
Shorter bonds are stronger than longer bonds. The strength for three types is triple bond>double bond>single bond, so the stronger bonds are shorter.

Re: Strength of Bonds

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:01 pm
by Natalie C 1K
shorter bonds are stronger and harder to break, while longer bonds are weaker

Re: Strength of Bonds

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:02 pm
by Jacob Villar 2C
Shorter bonds are generally stronger, and longer bonds tend to be weaker.