Visual of Resonance

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Eljie_2F
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Visual of Resonance

Postby Eljie_2F » Fri Oct 14, 2016 4:34 pm

I am having trouble imagining what a molecule with resonance really looks like. Has anyone found any images?

Andreea Voro 3A
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Re: Visual of Resonance

Postby Andreea Voro 3A » Fri Oct 14, 2016 4:47 pm

Sadly I couldn't find any pictures but the way my AP Chem teacher showed it to us is the following. Imagine a atom bonded with three atoms around it. All the bonds are single bonds but next to each bond is a dashed line representing the extra pull due to the double bond. The double bond is not drawn in though.

Andy Chen 3L
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Re: Visual of Resonance

Postby Andy Chen 3L » Sat Oct 15, 2016 5:55 pm

Hey! I don't know if this is exactly what you're asking for but I found this diagram really helpful!

http://schoolbag.info/chemistry/central ... ge1036.jpg


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