Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285199049
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-904-7

Chapter 6 - Covalent Bonding - Questions for Review and Thought - Topical Questions - Page 283b: 29b


C-O is shorter

Work Step by Step

Since Carbon has a higher electronegativity than Tin, it will pull on the electrons harder than Tin will. Since this means that it will be harder for Chlorine to hog the electrons, it follows that the bond length for C-O is shorter.
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