Chemistry 9th Edition

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1133611095
ISBN 13: 978-1-13361-109-7

Chapter 6 - Thermochemistry - Questions: 12

Answer

Average bond length is indirectly related to potential energies.

Work Step by Step

If a substance has a shorter bond length, it has stronger bonds and therefore is more stable and a smaller potential energy. Conversely, if a substance has a longer bond length, it has weaker bonds, is less stable, and has a higher potential energy.
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