Thu June 09, 2011 By: Hussain Shaikh

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

Expert Reply
Mon June 13, 2011
The electronegativity of nitrogen is less as compared to C-N   bond is less polar as  compared  to  C-O  bond. Also the size of nitrogen atom is larger then size of oxygen bond between C-N is stronger than the C-O bond.  Therefore C-N single  bond is much stronger than  C-O   single bond.
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