Resonance and lower energy levels

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AMahadi
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Resonance and lower energy levels

Postby AMahadi » Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:58 pm

Does resonance lower energy of a molecule and if so why/how?

Ruby Tang 2J
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Re: Resonance and lower energy levels

Postby Ruby Tang 2J » Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:09 pm

In resonance, the electrons are delocalized and therefore aren't fixed to a particular atom or bond. Because delocalization allows for the charge of the electrons to be distributed over a larger amount of space, the overall energy of the molecule is lowered and thus more stable.

Arianna Perea 3H
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Re: Resonance and lower energy levels

Postby Arianna Perea 3H » Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:32 pm

why is the atom with lowest ionization energy in the center?


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