How to determine resonance

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Zuri Smith 1A
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How to determine resonance

Postby Zuri Smith 1A » Tue May 29, 2018 8:46 pm

Do molecules have "resonance" if the bonds between atoms can simply be moved around? Or do entirely new bonds have to be made in order for a molecule to be said to have resonance? (Can you just move an atom with a double bond from the top, to the right, to the bottom, and then to the left? Or do different atoms have to have different bonds/lone pairs in order to truly have resonance?)

NatalieSDis1A
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Re: How to determine resonance

Postby NatalieSDis1A » Tue May 29, 2018 8:51 pm

Molecules have resonance when the atoms stay in the same location but the locations of the lone pairs and the bonding pairs can be changed.

Alicia Yu 1A
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Re: How to determine resonance

Postby Alicia Yu 1A » Tue May 29, 2018 9:10 pm

You can essentially move the bonds from top left right, etc.


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