Most Stable Configuration

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Bruce Chen 2H
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Most Stable Configuration

Postby Bruce Chen 2H » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:02 pm

If asked to draw the most stable configuration for a resonance structure, how do we know which configuration is the most stable?

Jeffrey Xiao 4A
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Re: Most Stable Configuration

Postby Jeffrey Xiao 4A » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:06 pm

It is most stable if the formal charge of all the elements in the neutral compound are closest to 0, V-(L+S/2).

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Re: Most Stable Configuration

Postby Desiree1G » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:23 pm

The most stable configuration is one in which its formal charge would be 0. This can be determined with the formula V-(L+S/2), where v is the valence electrons, L is the lone pair of electrons and S is the shared electrons over 2.

Ricardo Martin 1J
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Re: Most Stable Configuration

Postby Ricardo Martin 1J » Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:11 pm

The most stable configuration for a resonance structure would be one where the formal charge is closest to 0, which could be find with the equation FC= V (valence electrons) - (L (lone pair electrons) + s/2 (shared electrons divided by 2).

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Re: Most Stable Configuration

Postby Kristy 1F » Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:54 am

When the formal charge(FC)is equal to 0, it is the most stable configuration, the more configuration is close to 0, the more stable the configuration is.

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Re: Most Stable Configuration

Postby Kristy 1F » Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:55 am

When the formal charge(FC)is equal to 0, it is the most stable configuration, the more configuration is close to 0, the more stable the configuration is.

Kyither Min 2K
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Re: Most Stable Configuration

Postby Kyither Min 2K » Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:43 pm

It is when the atoms are closest to the formal charge of 0.

Jonathan Cheng 3C
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Re: Most Stable Configuration

Postby Jonathan Cheng 3C » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:11 pm

It is when all the formal charges are close to 0

Claire Aseremo 1D
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Re: Most Stable Configuration

Postby Claire Aseremo 1D » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:17 pm

All the formal charges must be closest to 0 for the most stable.

Dong Hyun Lee 4E
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Re: Most Stable Configuration

Postby Dong Hyun Lee 4E » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:19 pm

The most stable configuration is when the formal charges for all elements of that compound are zero or closest to zero. Formal charge is the number you get when you subtract the number of bonds and lone pair electrons from the valence electrons of an element. If you have a positive formal charge next to a negative formal charge, there is a more stable form than what you have.

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Re: Most Stable Configuration

Postby KHuang1L » Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:30 pm

The most stable configuration is one where you get as many formal charges equal to zero as you can. In the case that you cannot get all formal charges equal to zero, try to change it so that the sum of all the formal charges is zero. Also, try to put the negative formal charge on the more electronegative atoms.

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Re: Most Stable Configuration

Postby Manas Jinka » Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:11 pm

The most stable configuration is when all the formal charges add up to 0.


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