How to calculate the force constant of a bond?

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How to calculate the force constant of a bond?

Force Constant

Force constant is defined as the restoring force when a bond is displaced by one unit. Force constant reflects the strength of the bond. More is the force constant, stronger is the bond. Hence, we can say that a triple bond has higher value of force constant than a double bond, which in turn has a higher value of force constant than a single bond.

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Force constant of a bond can be calculated by using Hooke's law.

Hooke's law provides the mathematical formula that relates the vibrational frequency...

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