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Problem: Which of the following diatomic molecules has the shortest bond length?A) N2B) O2C) F2D) Cl2E) Br2

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We are being asked to determine which of the given diatomic molecules has the shortest bond length.


The bond energy determines the strength of the bond in a compound.

▪ the higher the bond energy, the higher is the energy required to break up the molecule/compound into its individual atoms
higher bond energy higher bond strength


The bond strength also determines the distance between the atoms


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Which of the following diatomic molecules has the shortest bond length?

A) N2

B) O2

C) F2

D) Cl2

E) Br2

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