Resonance Hybrid

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Clara Cho 2K
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Resonance Hybrid

Postby Clara Cho 2K » Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:54 pm

what is a resonance hybrid?

Jack Riley 4f
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Re: Resonance Hybrid

Postby Jack Riley 4f » Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:56 pm

resonance hybrids are all the different ways to draw a molecule that has resonance.

Sahil Jog 1F
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Re: Resonance Hybrid

Postby Sahil Jog 1F » Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:58 pm

A resonance hybrid is basically a chemical structure that has resonance. So, suppose we have NO3- (Nitrate). Since N needs to form a single double bond with one of the oxygen in order to be stable, we can write the Lewis Structure in three different ways, because of the 3 Oxygens. This would indicate that this structure is a resonance structure, and that the electrons are delocalized, allowing each of the bonds to have a bond length in between a single and a double bond.

Haley Dveirin 1E
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Re: Resonance Hybrid

Postby Haley Dveirin 1E » Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:59 pm

Yeah resonance is a blending of structures with the same arrangement of atoms but a different arrangement of electrons. It spreads multiple bond characteristics over a molecule and essentially "blends" the different Lewis Dot structures for that molecule.

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