Double and Triple Bonds

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Leslie Almaraz 4G
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Double and Triple Bonds

Postby Leslie Almaraz 4G » Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:08 am

Why are triple bonds stronger than double bonds? Does this mean then have a stronger pull to the electrons?

Vanessa Chuang 4F
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Re: Double and Triple Bonds

Postby Vanessa Chuang 4F » Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:34 am

The main reason why triple bonds are stronger is because the element shares more electrons. It's not necessarily that they have a stronger pull but more electrons are shared between the two of them. This means it will take more effort and energy to break the elements apart because there are more electrons to separate from each other.

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Re: Double and Triple Bonds

Postby Khushboo_3D » Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:45 am

This is because of the increase in number of electrons shared. Precisely, the textbook defines the reason as, "A multiple bond is almost always stronger than a single bond because more electrons bind the multiply bonded atoms."
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Ben 1B
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Re: Double and Triple Bonds

Postby Ben 1B » Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:12 am

Bond lengths in triple bonds are also shorter than double bonds and even shorter than single bonds. The more layers, the shorter the bone, and thus the stronger the bond will be.

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