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Postby jane_ni_2d » Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:32 pm

How are polarity and resonance connected? Do they vary in any way with each other?

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Re: Polarity

Postby Mindy Kim 4C » Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:26 pm

Polarity has to do with where the electrons tend to lie, based on the dipole moments of the molecules. I think polarity would be impacted by the formal charge which should be considered when drawing resonance structures. Therefore, a resonance structure could be polar and have a dipole moments while a different resonance structure for the same molecule might not.

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