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### Most Stable Configuration

Posted: 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?

### Re: Most Stable Configuration

Posted: 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).

### Re: Most Stable Configuration

Posted: 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.

### Re: Most Stable Configuration

Posted: 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).

### Re: Most Stable Configuration

Posted: 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.

### Re: Most Stable Configuration

Posted: 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.

### Re: Most Stable Configuration

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:43 pm
It is when the atoms are closest to the formal charge of 0.

### Re: Most Stable Configuration

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:11 pm
It is when all the formal charges are close to 0

### Re: Most Stable Configuration

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:17 pm
All the formal charges must be closest to 0 for the most stable.

### Re: Most Stable Configuration

Posted: 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.

### Re: Most Stable Configuration

Posted: 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.

### Re: Most Stable Configuration

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:11 pm
The most stable configuration is when all the formal charges add up to 0.