Sapling 9

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Kaihan_Danesh_2J
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Sapling 9

Postby Kaihan_Danesh_2J » Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:14 pm

How are we to know which resonance structure is most plausible using oxidation number?

Lily Anne Garcia 1H
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Re: Sapling 9

Postby Lily Anne Garcia 1H » Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:46 pm

the one with the formal charge closest to zero is the most plausible

Caelin Brenninkmeijer 1G
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Re: Sapling 9

Postby Caelin Brenninkmeijer 1G » Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:47 pm

The structure with the charge closest to zero because it's the most stable.

Jessica Manriquez 1H
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Re: Sapling 9

Postby Jessica Manriquez 1H » Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:49 pm

the one with the formal charge that is closest to 0

Melanie Lin 3E
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Re: Sapling 9

Postby Melanie Lin 3E » Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:52 pm

The oxidation number problem was meant to show you that it doesn't really show which structure is more stable. You rely more on formal charge to get an idea of which structures are closer to its real form.

Joshua Swift
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Re: Sapling 9

Postby Joshua Swift » Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:29 am

The closer the formal charge is to 0 the more stable it is.


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