How do single, double, and triple bonds affect bond length?

1 Answer
Sep 13, 2016

The bond length depends on the strength of the bond. The stronger the bond is, the shorter it will be.

The triple bonds are the strongest and hence the shortest. Then comes double bonds which are of intermediate strength between the triple and single bonds. And finally the single bonds are weaker than the other two.

This way, Triple bonds are the shortest. Then comes double bonds. Finally, single bonds are the longest among the three.

The order of bond lengths is given as,

Triple bond < Double bond < Single bond