when there is resonance

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Savannah Mance 4G
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when there is resonance

Postby Savannah Mance 4G » Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:13 pm

Is it possible for a molecule with only two atoms to have resonance?

claribel charway 1I
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Re: when there is resonance

Postby claribel charway 1I » Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:15 pm

No, you need at least 3 atoms to have resonance because the double bond must be switched with one that has a single bond.

pauline young 1L
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Re: when there is resonance

Postby pauline young 1L » Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:17 pm

no i don't think two atoms can have a resonance structure

Aedra Li 3H
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Re: when there is resonance

Postby Aedra Li 3H » Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:45 pm

There must be two bonds that are different for there to be resonance

Jessa Maheras 4F
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Re: when there is resonance

Postby Jessa Maheras 4F » Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:00 am

There must be an alternate arrangement of double and single bonds for there to be resonance! Therefore, you must need at least 3 terminal atoms.

Annie Ye
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Re: when there is resonance

Postby Annie Ye » Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:11 pm

No, there has to be at least 3 atoms for resonance.


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