Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity (9th Edition)

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Chapter 8 Bonding and Molecular Structure - Study Questions - Page 337c: 48


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$B.O.=N.\ Shared\ pairs\div N.\ links$ CO bonds: $HCO_2^-$: $3/2=1.5$ $CH_3OH$: $1/1=1$ $CO_3^{2-}$: $4/3=1.33$ Since bond length decreases with bond order, the CO bonds will be the longest in $CH_3OH$ and the shortest in $HCO_2^-$.
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