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Bond Length

Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:10 pm
by Haley Dveirin 1E
Why does bond length increase with atom size?

Re: Bond Length

Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:17 pm
by SGonzales_3L
This is simply because heavier atoms have more electrons and their electron clouds get larger. Thus, the distance between atoms in bonds is a bit further in order to accommodate for the amount of space taken up by all the extra electron shells.

Re: Bond Length

Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:21 pm
by Sydney Myers 4I
Another thing to note is that the bonds get weaker when they get longer.