Bond Enthalpy Question

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Bond Enthalpy Question

Postby Martin_Sarafyan_2K » Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:36 pm

When you take into account a double bond breaking like a C=C, and the product has a C-C formation. Should you use the bond breaking KJ of a double bond breaking or a just a single bond (and vice-versa for bond forming), since it becomes a single bond in the product and why?

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Re: Bond Enthalpy Question

Postby William Shu 1G » Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:51 pm

In lecture, it was said that the double bond is broken and a single bond is formed, since those are really the only ones we can measure rather than simply breaking one of the bonds in a double bond structure. Hope this helps!

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