Solution: A new compound is made that has a carbon-carbon bond length of 1.15 Å. Is this bond likely to be a single, double, or triple carbon-carbon bond?

Problem

A new compound is made that has a carbon-carbon bond length of 1.15 Å. Is this bond likely to be a single, double, or triple carbon-carbon bond?

Solution

We have to determine the likely bond type of a carbon-carbon bond based on its wavelength.


The bond length of a bond is dependent upon various factors such as:

Atomic radii of the atoms forming the bond

Polarity of the bond

Type of the covalent bond


We will remain focused on the type of covalent bond.

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