Distinguishing forming bonds

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Jacob Afable 3J
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Distinguishing forming bonds

Postby Jacob Afable 3J » Sat Jan 23, 2016 2:33 am

I'm having trouble understanding 8.75 (a). I understand the bonds that break by is the only bond that forms are 6 moles of N-F bond. Is there no double N-N bond that forms as well?

Elina Vanuska 2B
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Re: Distinguishing forming bonds

Postby Elina Vanuska 2B » Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:26 am

If I understand your question correctly, your asking if the reaction forms a double N-N bond. The answer to that question is no, because the bonds formed are only between N-F. The 3 bonds between N-N (N2) break and 3 moles of F-F (F2) bonds break as well, which then form into NF3.

I hope I understood the question and was able to answer your question!


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