What is the bond energy of carbon tetraiodide in kJ/mol?
#88703. Asked by rockyroad8. (Nov 18 07 3:30 PM)
According to Wiki, the CH3-I bond is 236 kJ/mol.
Because iodine atoms are larger than hydrogen atoms, there will be crowding around the carbon atom making carbon tetraiodide (CI4) more unstable than CH3I.
Also once one bond is broken, subsequent bonds require less energy to break.
So all I can say for certain is, the total bond energy will be much less than 4 times 236 kJ/mol. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bond_energy
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