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Homework Help: Chemistry (bond energies)

Posted by Lucy X on Thursday, November 27, 2008 at 8:34pm.

Why is it possible to have an accurate value of the energy of a hydrogen-hydrogen bond, but not of a carbon-oxygen bond?

I know carbon and oxygen can form both double and single bonds, and hydrogen can only form single bonds. But apparently C=O has two different bond energies. It's different when it is in CO2... Any hints on explaining this?

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