Resonance of Ozone

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Max Hayama 4K
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Resonance of Ozone

Postby Max Hayama 4K » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:47 pm

O3 has both a double and single bond in it's most stable, lowest energy Lewis structure. We were taught that in reality, these bonds would be an average between a double and single bond. So when asked whether ozone has one or two different bonds, would we say that it has one type of bond? Or would we follow the Lewis structure and say it has two different bonds?

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Re: Resonance of Ozone

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:55 pm

You should say it has one type of bond, acknowledging the resonance in the structure.

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Re: Resonance of Ozone

Postby John_Richey_4A » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:21 am

You just say its one intermediate bond.

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Re: Resonance of Ozone

Postby Rithana Srikanth 3L » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:57 am

You should say it only has one type of bond, because it has equal electron distribution throughout the structure, making all its bond lengths and bond strengths equal.


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