Bond Strength

$sp, sp^{2}, sp^{3}, dsp^{3}, d^{2}sp^{3}$

Brandon Tao 1K
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Bond Strength

Does hybridization affect bond strength? If so, how?

Shimei_2F
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Re: Bond Strength

As the orbitals in the bond have more s character, the bond length generally decreases so the strength increases.

Sidharth D 1E
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Re: Bond Strength

Yes, for example the sigma bond length between a carbon atom and another atom is shorter for a carbon atom with a hybridization of sp2 than for a carbon atom with a hybridization of sp3.