Resonance Structures

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Maldonado3K
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Resonance Structures

Postby Maldonado3K » Sun May 13, 2018 3:02 am

Will we have to draw all possible resonance structures?

Tina Wen 1G
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Re: Resonance Structures

Postby Tina Wen 1G » Sun May 13, 2018 4:15 am

If that is required by the question. If it’s not mentioned then it’s safer to draw all resonance structure.

Amir Akhavan 1E
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Re: Resonance Structures

Postby Amir Akhavan 1E » Sun May 13, 2018 1:29 pm

Only draw all of them if the question asks you to draw all resonance structures. If the question does not ask you only need to draw one of them and it would be considered correct.

Mario Reyes 1C
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Re: Resonance Structures

Postby Mario Reyes 1C » Sun May 13, 2018 1:36 pm

Also, if you do draw all resonance structures be sure to include the double headed arrow between each of them. Maybe it's not that big of a deal but he explicitly mentioned that in class.

Anthony Mercado 1K
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Re: Resonance Structures

Postby Anthony Mercado 1K » Sun May 13, 2018 7:11 pm

Would it also be applicable to just state the average length, in Angstrom units, of the bond lengths, in a scenario of possibly interchangeable single and double bonds? * Or would this poorly depict the image of resonance structures?

Kate Manganaro 1F
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Re: Resonance Structures

Postby Kate Manganaro 1F » Sun May 13, 2018 7:14 pm

In lecture on Friday one of the TA's said that Dr. Lavelle will likely ask us to do that on one or two of the problems on the test but it would be excessive to ask us on all of them.


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