Bond Length

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Haley Dveirin 1E
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Bond Length

Postby Haley Dveirin 1E » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:10 pm

Why does bond length increase with atom size?

SGonzales_3L
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Re: Bond Length

Postby SGonzales_3L » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:17 pm

This is simply because heavier atoms have more electrons and their electron clouds get larger. Thus, the distance between atoms in bonds is a bit further in order to accommodate for the amount of space taken up by all the extra electron shells.

Sydney Myers 4I
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Re: Bond Length

Postby Sydney Myers 4I » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:21 pm

Another thing to note is that the bonds get weaker when they get longer.


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