Drawing Resonance Structures

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Drawing Resonance Structures

Postby PriscillaLi_3G » Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:53 pm

On the test, are we supposed to draw all the resonance structures even if it is not stated in the question?

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Re: Drawing Resonance Structures

Postby HanaAwad_4B » Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:19 pm

If a structure has resonance, you should probably draw it because the actual representation of the molecule is the average of all lewis structures. Thus, it is not correct to include only one form of the Lewis structure because it is not a completely accurate representation of the molecule. Though this is the case, I am sure that if a structure has resonance, it will be stated in the question.

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Re: Drawing Resonance Structures

Postby faithkim1L » Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:04 pm

When a molecule has resonance, you usually have to draw all the possible structures.

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Re: Drawing Resonance Structures

Postby Alison Trinh 1E » Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:01 pm

I believe you can either draw all of the possible structures or draw the "actual structure", which is a hybrid of a molecule's resonance structures.

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