Problem: Order these compounds in order of increasing carbon-carbon bond strength.a) H2CCH2 < H3CCH3 < HCCHb) H3CCH3 < H2CCH2 < HCCHc) HCCH < H2CCH2 < HC3CH3

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Recall: ↑ bond order, ↑ bond energy, ↑ bond strength


Drawing the Lewis structures of each:

H3CCH3 : C-C bond order: 1

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Order these compounds in order of increasing carbon-carbon bond strength.

a) H2CCH< H3CCH3 < HCCH

b) H3CCH3 < H2CCH2 < HCCH

c) HCCH < H2CCH2 < HC3CH3

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