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Bond Dissociation Energy

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  • The bond dissociation energy or, more completely, homolytic bond dissociation energy (symbol: BDE) of a covalent bond is the energy required to break the bond homolytically (see homolysis) under standard conditions.

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    The bond dissociation energy of a bond is a measure of its strength. The higher the bond dissociation energy, the stronger the bond.

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