Dissociation Energies

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Dissociation Energies

Postby Chu 3J » Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:24 pm

Why does the dissociation energy get smaller as the atom get bigger, wouldn't it take more energy to dissociate a large atom compared to a smaller one?

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Re: Dissociation Energies

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:29 pm

Bonds involving large atoms have a large bond length, and the larger the bond length the smaller the bond energy.

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