Bond energy of a Pi bond and a sigma bond

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It is well known that sigma bond is stronger than Pi bond. However in bond energy table that C=O is 745 KJ and C-O is 358 KJ. we can calculate the Pi bond energy is 745-358=387! The Pi bond(387KJ) is stronger than sigma bond(358KJ) ? How could this happen?
 

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Summary: bond energy

It is well known that sigma bond is stronger than Pi bond. However in bond energy table that C=O is 745 KJ and C-O is 358 KJ. we can calculate the Pi bond energy is 745-358=387! The Pi bond(387KJ) is stronger than sigma bond(358KJ) ? How could this happen?
In this case, your table lists the sp3 hybridized sigma carbon-oxygen strength ( C-O) rather than the sp2 hybridized sigma carbon-oxygen strength (C=O). Comparing apples and oranges...
 
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... and the CO bond is shorter.
 

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