2.7 - How to determine main structure if formal charges are equal?
Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:25 pm
Exercise 2.7 asks to draw all the resonance structures for the salt (a chain structure) and to indicate the most important structure (where there aren't any two like charges side-by-side). I drew the three structures, but all three structures have 2 N-atoms with FC = +1 and 1 N-atom with FC = -1. In this case, how do I determine the structure of lowest energy?