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Chemistry: Covalent Bonds?

How does the strength of a covalent bond relate to bond length?

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  • DrSean
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago
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    Generally the shorter the bond length, the stronger the bond.

    A short bond length means that the bond is overcoming the repulsive force of two atoms' electron clouds, thus allowing the atoms to come closer together.

    Short Bond = Strong Bond

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  • 3 years ago

    A polar covalent bond has a side it is fairly damaging and a side it is fairly helpful. a client-friendly occasion of a polar covalent bond is H20. A nonpolar covalent bond has an excellent can charge on all factors of the molecule. Examples of nonpolar covalent bonds are all molecules with 2 of the comparable atoms ex) 02, H2 yet another sort of bond is an ionic bond which does no longer contain the sharing of electrons in any respect like covalent bonds do.

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  • 1 decade ago

    think of it as your relation with someone. the closer the person is, stronger is bond between you two. same goes true for bonds too. shorter the length, stronger the bond. remember, entire universe is basically made of millions and millions of atoms, including all of us. so same rules apply. hopefully that will make your life easier.

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  • lp342
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    if the strength increases....the bond length is longer...in other words,the strength is directly proportional to the bond length

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