Which among P-O ,S-O,Cl-O bond length is greater..
Does it vary from compound to compound.

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Among the given the bond length is higher for P-O. This is becaus, bond length depends upon the size of the atoms.
We know that on going from left to right in the periodic table, the size decreases, so smaller atoms have lower bond length. P is the biggest atom , out of P,Cl and S, So ut has highest bond length.
It does not vary so much from compound to compound, provided the connecting elements are same, however slight differences in the bond length are noticed.
For example, SO2 and SO3, both have S-O bond lengths,  143.21 and 143 respectively.

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