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Resonance hybrids are just the 'sum' of resonance structures one can have for that molecule. As such, the benzene resonance hybrid would only be valid for benzene itself. Other molecules and ions that have several resonance structures can have resonance hybrids too, like the carbonate ion.
To my understanding, the easiest way for me to understand resonance hybridization is that it gives us the set of all possibilities/configurations for a particular molecule and that the actual representation would be a combination of all those possibilities.
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