Resonance Structures

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Keshav Bhatnagar 1H
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Resonance Structures

Postby Keshav Bhatnagar 1H » Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:36 pm

If resonance structures are supposed to be more stable, why don't we see more molecules in a resonance form in nature?
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Andrewwiner4D
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Re: Resonance Structures

Postby Andrewwiner4D » Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:12 pm

First elements do not have a resonance, molecules do. Second, in nature molecules will go to the lowest energy state which involves (for our proposes) looking at formal charge.

danicatran4
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Re: Resonance Structures

Postby danicatran4 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:10 pm

In nature, you would see a resonance hybrid- a blending of the different lewis resonance structures. This is representative of the different places electrons can be.


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