Resonance

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MaryBanh_2K
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Resonance

Postby MaryBanh_2K » Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:32 pm

Why are resonance structures more reactive?

Charisse Vu 1H
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Re: Resonance

Postby Charisse Vu 1H » Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:05 pm

I don't believe that resonance structures are more reactive. In fact, I believe thay resonance actually stabilizes molecules because it delocalizes the molecule and lowers the overall energy. The electrons have a greater space to occupy.

405335722
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Re: Resonance

Postby 405335722 » Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:07 pm

They are also more reactive beacuse the electrons have so many possibilities of where they could be at one time. The fancy word for it is delocalization but it makes more sense to me by thinking of it as in we just dont know where they could be because there are multiple favorable structures

ishaa Diwakar 4E
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Re: Resonance

Postby ishaa Diwakar 4E » Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:04 pm

Also, many molecules with resonance structures have charges, so they are likely to form ionic bonds. For example, a lot of polyatomic ions have resonance.

Arianna Perea 3H
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Re: Resonance

Postby Arianna Perea 3H » Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:26 pm

If it is a resonance structure, will the formal charge be the same throughout in all of them despite the bonds?


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