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Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

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John C. Kotz + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337399074

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Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

10th Edition
John C. Kotz + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337399074
Textbook Problem

Consider the carbon-oxygen bond in formaldehyde (CH2O) and carbon monoxide (CO). In which molecule is the CO bond shorter? In which molecule is the CO bond stronger?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation: From the molecules the molecule with shorter and stronger CO bond should be identified.

Concept Introduction:

Bond length: Bond distance or bond length is the average distance between nuclei of two bonded atoms in a molecule.

Electronegativity: It is the ability of atom to attract lone pair of electrons towards itself in a molecule

Explanation

The Lewis structure for carbon monoxide and formaldehyde is as follows,

  

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