Bond Dissociation energy table

I couldn't understand the trend of bond dissociation energy of various single bonds. Why C-C>N-N>F-F>O-O. I had mugged up the trend the now, and according to me BDE should continuously increasing while going from left to right in a period due to decrease in size and increase in ENC. Why this irregular trend ?.

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    $\begingroup$ A simple explanation would be using the idea of lone pair-lone pair repulsions. As we go from C-C to F-F, there is an increasing number of lone pairs on the bonding atoms. Thus, this increasing destabilising interaction results in the bond energies following that particular trend. $\endgroup$ – Tan Yong Boon Aug 1 '18 at 5:11

In chemistry there is nothing like always.You have to see any element characteristics than decide its property. the case you are asking about

1)Noteworthy exceptions are single bonds between the period 2 atoms of groups 15, 16, and 17 (i.e., N, O, F), which are unusually weak compared with single bonds between their larger congeners. It is likely that the N–N, O–O, and F–F single bonds are weaker than might be expected due to strong repulsive interactions between lone pairs of electrons on adjacent atoms

2)N-N>F-F ,in F there are greater number of lone pairs than in N so it experiences strong repulsion between its electrons that make it vulnerable to be broken

3)F-F>O-O it's so because F atom is very small that enables strong electrostatic attraction between nucleus and electrons For further information on 3) you can follow this link follow this link

  • $\begingroup$ Everything is fine and thanks for the answer sir . But how is C smaller than N, it should be bigger ? , Though I could understand 1st point by concept of lone pair . Thanks a lot :) $\endgroup$ – Chirag Lathi Aug 1 '18 at 5:30
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    $\begingroup$ @ChiragLathi fixed error $\endgroup$ – Rafael Nadal Aug 1 '18 at 5:39

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