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Resonance Structure Midterm

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:06 pm
by ckilkeary 2G
When we're asked to draw a Lewis Structure on the Midterm tomorrow, do we have to draw all of the resonance structures for full credit or can we just draw the one?

ie for CO32- should we draw three Lewis structures with each having a double bond on a different O attached to the C or should we just have the one Lewis Structure.

Re: Resonance Structure Midterm

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:19 pm
by AGulati_4A
Only do that if they ask you to, they will specifically ask you to draw the resonance structures

Re: Resonance Structure Midterm

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:24 am
by Kristina Rizo 2K
If asked to draw resonance structures, I am sure they are asking for all of them, so I would write them all just in case. If you don't and they explicitly asked for all resonance structures you could possibly lose partial credit.

Re: Resonance Structure Midterm

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:59 pm
by 805097738
It should state specifically all or one

Re: Resonance Structure Midterm

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:36 pm
by Oduwole 1E
You should draw the resonance structures if specifically asked to do so in the question. If not, you should be ok just drawing one.

Re: Resonance Structure Midterm

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:43 pm
by Marykate Abad 3L
You can draw one structure unless the questions states to draw the resonance structures.