Problem: Arrange the following in order of increasing bond strength of the carbon oxygen bond:Carbon monoxide < carbonate ion < carbon dioxideCarbonate ion < carbon dioxide < carbon monoxideCarbon dioxide < carbon monoxide < carbonate ionCarbon monoxide < carbon dioxide < carbonate ionCarbon dioxide < carbonate ion < carbon monoxideCarbonate ion < carbon monoxide < carbon dioxideCarbonate ion < carbon monoxide < carbon dioxide

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The bond strength also determines the distance between the atoms

 the stronger the bonds, the closer or the smaller the distance between the atoms
higher bond strengthshorter bond length    


 The bond length can also be determined by the type of bond between the atoms

single bond (–X–X–) longest bond length
double bond (–X=X–) shorter than a single bond
triple bond (–XX–) shortest bond length
smaller atomic radius shorter bond length


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Arrange the following in order of increasing bond strength of the carbon oxygen bond:

Carbon monoxide < carbonate ion < carbon dioxide

Carbonate ion < carbon dioxide < carbon monoxide

Carbon dioxide < carbon monoxide < carbonate ion

Carbon monoxide < carbon dioxide < carbonate ion

Carbon dioxide < carbonate ion < carbon monoxide

Carbonate ion < carbon monoxide < carbon dioxide

Carbonate ion < carbon monoxide < carbon dioxide

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