SI Units- Bond Length  [ENDORSED]

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Rosamari Orduna 1D
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SI Units- Bond Length

Postby Rosamari Orduna 1D » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:40 am

Could someone remind me of the units Professor Lavelle briefly talked about in lecture concerning bond length, I know we're not there yet in terms of using them but yeahh..

What are the units?
Why?

Jack Martinyan 1L
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Re: SI Units- Bond Length  [ENDORSED]

Postby Jack Martinyan 1L » Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:53 pm

Bond lengths have traditionally been expressed in Ångstrom units (1Å = 10^-10 m), but picometers are now preferred (1 pm= 10^-12m ). We use these units because the bond length is a very small length. Also, it is more efficient to use 1pm than to constantly write out 10^-12m.


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