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Bond lengths and resonance structure

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:44 pm
by marcus lin 1E
Do you just take the averages of the bond lengths in a resonance structure?

Re: Bond lengths and resonance structure

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:46 pm
by Diego Gonzalez 3F
yes, so if one has bonds of 140 pm and the other has length of 120 pm, the average would be 130 pm.

Re: Bond lengths and resonance structure

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:30 pm
by Jonathan Cheng 3C
Yes, to determine the bond length in a molecule that exhibits resonance, finding the average bond length is used