Resonance  [ENDORSED]

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Resonance

Postby paulacamara1E » Sun May 27, 2018 11:02 pm

When a question asks which structure contributes more to resonance, what does that mean?

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Re: Resonance

Postby Jimmy lira-1G » Sun May 27, 2018 11:13 pm

I believe that this means which has more resonance structures . So whichever has more structures that contribute to resonance has the most resonance .

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Re: Resonance

Postby Caitlyn Ponce 1L » Mon May 28, 2018 2:38 am

I think it usually refers to the resonance structure that has the lowest formal charge overall or has opposite individual formal charges near one another.

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Re: Resonance

Postby Adam Yaptangco 1D » Tue May 29, 2018 5:24 pm

I'm not entirely sure but I believe the question if asking for the resonance structure with the lowest formal charge.

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Re: Resonance

Postby Ignacio Ramirez 1J » Tue May 29, 2018 5:35 pm

It means that any of the other resonance structures need to have a formal charge similar to the original resonance structure. I believe this is what you're asking.

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Re: Resonance  [ENDORSED]

Postby Chem_Mod » Wed May 30, 2018 11:14 am

Caitlyn Ponce 1L wrote:I think it usually refers to the resonance structure that has the lowest formal charge overall or has opposite individual formal charges near one another.


Correct. Good answer.


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