why C-N bond is much stronger than C-O bond

Asked by hussain shaikh | 9th Jun, 2011, 10:32: PM

Expert Answer:

The electronegativity of nitrogen is less as compared to oxygen.so C-N   bond is less polar as  compared  to  C-O  bond. Also the size of nitrogen atom is larger then size of oxygen atom.so bond between C-N is stronger than the C-O bond.  Therefore C-N single  bond is much stronger than  C-O   single bond.

Answered by  | 13th Jun, 2011, 05:28: PM

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