Stability in Resonance Structures

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Dan Dinh 3K
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Stability in Resonance Structures

Postby Dan Dinh 3K » Fri Oct 16, 2015 3:16 am

I was wondering what makes resonance structures more stable than molecules without resonance? What are some ways that researchers have used the stability of resonance structures to their advantage?

Sandeep Gurram 2E
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Re: Stability in Resonance Structures

Postby Sandeep Gurram 2E » Fri Oct 16, 2015 4:40 pm

Resonance structures are unique in that the electrons present in the structure are delocalized, meaning that they are not associated with one particular atom or bond in the chemical structure. This state of delocalization is the reason why resonance structures are generally more stable than non-resonance structures.


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