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Resonance Structures for the Midterm

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:31 pm
by deeksha1I
On the midterm, would we have to draw all the resonance structures if they just as for a Lewis structure, and not specifically the resonance structures? Or do we just draw the most stable structure?
Thanks!

Re: Resonance Structures for the Midterm

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:08 pm
by Abigail Yap 2K
I think we just draw the most stable structure based on formal charge unless the problem specifically asks for resonance structures. I am not entirely sure, though.

Re: Resonance Structures for the Midterm

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:20 am
by Madelyn Gehrich 1E
Based on principle of resonance, all resonance structures will have the same formal charge. Thus, it should not matter which structure you draw because they will all have the same formal charge, unless the question specifically asks you to draw multiple resonance structures.

Re: Resonance Structures for the Midterm

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:02 pm
by Kellina Tran 2I
The questions will be very specific, either asking you to draw the most stable structure or just one resonance structure, etc.