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Covalent Bonding

Question

The bond length of C = O bond in CO is 1.20  and in CO2 it is 1.34 . Then C O bond length in CO32- will be ________

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Solution

In CO32- due to resonance, C=0 bond length is in between triple and double bond, i.e. in between 1.2 and 1.34. Thus, answer is 1.29 .



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