Resonance Hybrids

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Labiba Sardar 2A
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Resonance Hybrids

Postby Labiba Sardar 2A » Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:25 am

Are all resonance structures considered to be resonance hybrids? If so, when we draw resonance structures, can we just draw all the resonance structures and just say it's a hybrid?

Victoria Li 1L
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Re: Resonance Hybrids

Postby Victoria Li 1L » Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:30 am

A hybrid structure is an average of all the molecule's resonance forms/structures! And if the question asks to draw all the resonance forms of a molecule, which it usually does, you would just draw out each form (not the hybrid structure). I think we usually draw out each individual resonance form and we only have to know theoretically that they all contribute to an overall hybrid.

Sam McNeill 1E
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Re: Resonance Hybrids

Postby Sam McNeill 1E » Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:29 am

Once you draw all of the resonance structures with the arrows between them, write that the actual structure is a hybrid of each individual structure.

Maya Gollamudi 1G
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Re: Resonance Hybrids

Postby Maya Gollamudi 1G » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:41 pm

The actual structure of the molecule is a hybrid of all possible resonance structures- after drawing all possible resonance structures, you can just draw arrows to indicate that the actual structure is actually an average of all these structures.

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