Resonance

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Abigail Carter 4G
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Resonance

Postby Abigail Carter 4G » Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:54 pm

Can someone explain to me what resonance structures are again and how to determine if a structure is a resonance structure?

Callum Guo 1H
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Re: Resonance

Postby Callum Guo 1H » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:31 pm

resonance structures are similar molecules with bonds in different places basically.

Jade Hinds 2B
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Re: Resonance

Postby Jade Hinds 2B » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:39 pm

adding to that, resonance means that some lewis structures have multiple bonds in different equivalent locations

(e.g. from lecture NO3^-)

Jose Robles 1D
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Re: Resonance

Postby Jose Robles 1D » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:48 pm

Resonance has to do with the ability of a compound to have interchangeable bonds or different means of creating its lewis structure. NO3 is a perfect example in that it can form a double bond with any of its oxygens.

Angelo Mapalo 4E
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Re: Resonance

Postby Angelo Mapalo 4E » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:55 pm

Resonance is the blending of electron structures. They have the same arrangement of atoms but different arrangements of electrons.

mayarivers3I
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Re: Resonance

Postby mayarivers3I » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:59 pm

I think of a resonance structure as a twin because although they are similar, they are different from each other. Basically, you can tell if a structure is a resonance structure if there are multiple ways to place the bonds because there are several of the same element, for example.


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