Drawing Resonance Structures

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Ellis Song 4I
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Drawing Resonance Structures

Postby Ellis Song 4I » Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:38 am

Is there a quicker way to draw resonance structures or is the only way to just redraw the structure with the different double bonds?

Althea Zhao 1B
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Re: Drawing Resonance Structures

Postby Althea Zhao 1B » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:13 am

I think there is a quicker way, but we haven't learned it yet.

Chetas Holagunda 3H
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Re: Drawing Resonance Structures

Postby Chetas Holagunda 3H » Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:28 pm

Unless they specify to draw all forms of the resonance structure, I don't think that we have to but yes I believe the only way for now is to just redraw the bonds in different locations.

preyasikumar_2L
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Re: Drawing Resonance Structures

Postby preyasikumar_2L » Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:32 pm

I think you just need to redraw the structures with the different double bonds. If the question asks to, then you would find the most ideal structure using formal charge and just draw that one.

kristi le 2F
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Re: Drawing Resonance Structures

Postby kristi le 2F » Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:47 pm

I went to a review session, and the TA said that you can either draw all the structures and explain that the actual structure is a hybrid or for example, if it is a double bond resonance, you can draw a single line and a dotted line for the second bond to represent the resonance.


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