HOW DOES BOND STRENGTH DEPEND ON BOND LENGTH? PLS EXPLAIN?

Asked by sureshkumar kumar | 12th Feb, 2014, 10:17: AM

Expert Answer:

Bond length is inversely related to bond strength and the bond dissociation energy, as a stronger bond will be shorter. In a bond between two identical atoms half the bond distance is equal to the covalent radius.

A very long bond between two atoms means the two centers of attraction are far apart and the energy is lower. And short bond length means the centers of attraction are closer and the bond is thus stronger. Bond length is also related to bond order, when more electrons participate in bond formation the bond will get shorter.

Answered by  | 12th Feb, 2014, 02:32: PM

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