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Problem: Order the following species with respect to carbon–oxygen bond length (longest to shortest).CO, CO2, CO3 -2, CH3O2HWhat is the order from the weakest to the strongest carbon– oxygen bond? (CH3O2H exists as H3COOH.)

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bond strength  bond length

bond strength → triple bond > double bond > single bond

bond length → single bond > double bond > triple bond


CO

Total valence electrons: 10 e-

Lewis structure


CO2

Total valence electrons: 16 e-

Lewis structure


CO32-

Total valence electrons: 24 e-

Lewis structure


CH3OOH

Total valence electrons: 20 e-

Lewis structure


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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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