I read online that C=O is more stronger than C=N and the reason behind this was, 'Since bond between C and O is more polar hence it will have a slightly higher ionic nature than C and N. As we know ionic bonds are stronger than covalent bond hence C=O bond is stronger.' Then I tried to find the bond strenght between C-O and C-N by applying the same logic but the result turned out to be the opposite of what I had calculated. According to factual data C-N is stronger than C-O. Can anyone please explain me what's wrong in my reasoning and whether it's right or not.

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    $\begingroup$ The data is right.. $\endgroup$
    – Zenix
    Apr 18 '20 at 16:38
  • $\begingroup$ That doesn't answer my question ^^" $\endgroup$
    – PSN03
    Apr 18 '20 at 16:53
  • $\begingroup$ This page seems to contradict your statement.. wiredchemist.com/chemistry/data/bond_energies_lengths.html $\endgroup$ Apr 19 '20 at 3:46
  • $\begingroup$ @NikhilAnand I gave this statement based on the data given here: forums.studentdoctor.net/threads/… $\endgroup$
    – PSN03
    Apr 19 '20 at 7:10
  • $\begingroup$ And I totally agree with the data given by you cause I referred some other sources also and it matches your data :) $\endgroup$
    – PSN03
    Apr 19 '20 at 7:12

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