Problem: The formulas for ethane, ethene, and ethyne are C2H6, C2H4, and C2H2 respectively. Rank these compounds by the length of the carbon-carbon bond.

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The formulas for ethane, ethene, and ethyne are C2H6, C2H4, and C2H2 respectively. Rank these compounds by the length of the carbon-carbon bond.

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