Resonance and Energy  [ENDORSED]

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giareyes_2B
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Resonance and Energy

Postby giareyes_2B » Mon Oct 17, 2016 3:47 pm

Can someone please explain how exactly resonance lowers a molecule's energy/makes it more stable?

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Re: Resonance and Energy  [ENDORSED]

Postby Emerald Ellspermann 1K » Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:05 pm

Resonance lowers a molecule's energy because there are delocalized electrons in resonance structures.

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Re: Resonance and Energy

Postby Banik_Housepian_2K » Wed Oct 19, 2016 12:12 pm

Dear Emerald,
I understand that there are delocalized electron, which is why the energy is lower, but how does the electrons being delocalized result in a lower energy?


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