2C.5 c

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Maya Beal Dis 1D
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2C.5 c

Postby Maya Beal Dis 1D » Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:19 pm

In homework problem 2C.5 part c you are told to draw the structure of ClONO2 and determine or not if it is a radical. In my structure I have the Cl, O, N, and O atoms bonded in a chain with all single bonds and the last O atom bonded to the N with a double bond. This is the answer given in the book, but would this not take on a resonance structure by having that double bond also be between the other O and N atoms?

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Re: 2C.5 c

Postby Tiffany_Chen 2K » Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:28 pm

I guess that would qualify as resonance (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File ... nce-2D.png), but in this case we are looking for radicals, and the structure itself (either one) would be stable.

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