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Sapling 9

Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:14 pm
by Kaihan_Danesh_2J
How are we to know which resonance structure is most plausible using oxidation number?

Re: Sapling 9

Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:46 pm
by Lily Anne Garcia 1C
the one with the formal charge closest to zero is the most plausible

Re: Sapling 9

Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:47 pm
by Caelin Brenninkmeijer 1G
The structure with the charge closest to zero because it's the most stable.

Re: Sapling 9

Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:49 pm
by Jessica Manriquez 1H
the one with the formal charge that is closest to 0

Re: Sapling 9

Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:52 pm
by Melanie Lin 3E
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.

Re: Sapling 9

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:29 am
by Joshua Swift
The closer the formal charge is to 0 the more stable it is.