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Problem: Consider the collection of nonmetallic elements O, P, Te, I and B.(b) Which two would form the longest single bond?

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As the atomic radius increases, the bond length increases. 

Atomic radius represents the distance from the nucleus to the outer shell of an element. 

Trend of the atomic radius in the periodic table:

decreases going from left to right of a period

increases going down a group


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Consider the collection of nonmetallic elements O, P, Te, I and B.

(b) Which two would form the longest single bond?

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