Resonance structures

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Johnathan Smith 1D
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Resonance structures

Postby Johnathan Smith 1D » Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:41 pm

Are resonance structures just all the different ways to draw the lewis models of the compounds?

vpena_1I
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Re: Resonance structures

Postby vpena_1I » Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:46 pm

Yes, as long as they have the same overall charge as the molecule/ion.

Isabella Dal Porto 1H
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Re: Resonance structures

Postby Isabella Dal Porto 1H » Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:49 pm

Resonance is helpful in determining which lewis structure to use. By calculating each formal charge, you can find the most stable one.

JasonKwon_3k
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Re: Resonance structures

Postby JasonKwon_3k » Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:57 pm

Resonance structure help spread out the multiple bond properties throughout the whole structure, allowing us to find the most stable variation of the structure.

Callum Guo 1H
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Re: Resonance structures

Postby Callum Guo 1H » Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:08 pm

yes, basically. There can be a lot of possible ways to draw an molecule but the best drawing is the one with the lowest formal charge.

Patricia Cardenas
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Re: Resonance structures

Postby Patricia Cardenas » Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:36 pm

Does anyone have tips on how to start drawing the structures?


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