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Resonance Structure

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:59 pm
by 405398682
When we are asked to draw lewis structure, do I need to draw the resonance structure as well?

Re: Resonance Structure

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:04 pm
by 504939134
If asked for a Lewis structure for an element with multiple variations (resonance) you have to include the resonance structures and indicate that there is a hybridization of the the structure, which will be a a combination of the resonance structures. To be safe I would always include it.

Re: Resonance Structure

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:04 pm
by Brandon Tao 1K
If the question explicitly asks for you to draw all the resonance structures then yes but I would just to be safe

Re: Resonance Structure

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:20 pm
by TarynD_1I
In the review session today on bonding/structures, he told us to either draw all of the resonance structures (and state that there is a hybrid), or to draw the actual hybrid of the structures

Re: Resonance Structure

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:22 pm
by Aarushi Solanki 4F
Yes, usually you have to draw all the resonance structures and indicate the most stable one, or the one with the least formal charge.