determining bond strength

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leediane0916
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determining bond strength

Postby leediane0916 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:25 pm

how exactly do we determine bond strength? for example trying to find if C2+ or C2 has a stronger bond?

Henry_Phan_4L
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Re: determining bond strength

Postby Henry_Phan_4L » Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:30 am

You have to compare the electromagnetivity between the two atoms. The difference tells you what kind of bond it is, and a higher difference means a stronger bond. Ionic bonds would have the strongest bonds, and hydrogen bonds would be the weakest.

Matthew Mar 1J
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Re: determining bond strength

Postby Matthew Mar 1J » Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:48 pm

You may also need to know the distinction between covalent and ionic bonds with regard to their electronegativity difference (difference>2 is ionic, difference<1.5 is covalent, the area in between can go either way depending on which type of character is displayed more).

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Re: determining bond strength

Postby Pritish Patil 1K » Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:50 pm

Compare the difference of electronegativity between the two atoms to determine what type and how strong the bond is.


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