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Give Reactions for the Following: O – O Single Bond is Weaker than S – S Single Bond. - Chemistry

Short Note

 Give reactions for the following: 
O – O single bond is weaker than S – S single bond. 

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Solution

 Due to smaller size of ‘O’ as compared to ‘S’. Smaller size of O leads to smaller O–O bond length. As a result, the lone pair of electrons on the both O atoms repel each other leading to instability or weakening of O–O bond. S is relatively larger so an repulsion between lone pair electrons. 

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