Problem: Consider the following three compounds: HCCH, H2CCH2, H3CCH3. Order these compounds in order of increasing carbon-carbon bond strength.

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  • Recall that Bond strength is the measure of the amount of energy needed to break apart a bond

  • Construct the Lewis structure for each compound to determine which bond will appear as stronger.

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Consider the following three compounds: HCCH, H2CCH2, H3CCH3. Order these compounds in order of increasing carbon-carbon bond strength.

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