↑ bond strength → ↓ bond length
bond strength → triple bond > double bond > single bond
bond length → single bond > double bond > triple bond
Total valence electrons: 10 e-
Total valence electrons: 16 e-
Total valence electrons: 24 e-
Total valence electrons: 20 e-
Order the following species with respect to carbon–oxygen bond length (longest to shortest).
CO, CO2, CO3 -2, CH3O2H
What is the order from the weakest to the strongest carbon– oxygen bond? (CH3O2H exists as H3COOH.)
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