Bond Length

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Amanda Mac 1C
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Bond Length

Postby Amanda Mac 1C » Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:42 pm

I know that longer bonds mean weaker bonds and more acidity. In the course reader it says that H2O is less acidic than H2Te because H2O has a shorter bond since it's in period 2 and Te is in period 5. Does H2Te have a weaker bond because Te is not as electronegative as O?

Lena Nguyen 2H
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Re: Bond Length

Postby Lena Nguyen 2H » Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:46 pm

Te is a larger atom, so the H bonded to it would be farther away, creating a weaker bond.

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