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Resonance Structures

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:57 pm
by Madeline Phan 1E
Do resonance structures have to optimum formal charge when we are drawing them? Also, how does one draw a resonance hybrid?

Re: Resonance Structures

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:03 pm
by Elizabeth Harty 1A
I'm pretty sure the formal charge doesn't change because you aren't changing connectivity just arrangement? Also you can use the dotted lines to draw resonance to show the change in bonds.

Re: Resonance Structures

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:22 am
by Petrina Kan 2I
Whenever you are drawing a lewis structure, no matter if it is resonance or not, it is optimum to try to draw it with the least formal charge possible. But for different variations of a resonance structure, the overall formal charge should remain the same.