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Clarifying wording

Posted: Sun May 27, 2018 12:38 pm
by ErinKim1I
Is being "more likely to contribute to a resonance structure" the same as being the best/ most stable resonance structure?

Re: Clarifying wording

Posted: Sun May 27, 2018 1:02 pm
by MeghetyManoyan1A
Yes, it refers to the most plausible resonance structure, which has the lowest formal charge/is the most stable.

Re: Clarifying wording

Posted: Sun May 27, 2018 7:35 pm
by Rummel Requerme 1E
MeghetyManoyan1A wrote:Yes, it refers to the most plausible resonance structure, which has the lowest formal charge/is the most stable.


Maghety is correct. This means to search for the structure with the lowest formal charge.