Bond lengths in resonance structures

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Tracey Tran 3I
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Bond lengths in resonance structures

Postby Tracey Tran 3I » Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:01 pm

How do we determine the bond length in resonance structures? Is it just the average of all the bond lengths?

Lauren Bui 1E
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Re: Bond lengths in resonance structures

Postby Lauren Bui 1E » Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:05 pm

In resonance structures, you should take the average of the bonds so they are equivalent

Lizette Noriega 1H
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Re: Bond lengths in resonance structures

Postby Lizette Noriega 1H » Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:10 pm

The bond lengths in resonance structures will be an average of all the present bonds; this is due to the creation of a resonance hybrid which creates another molecular structure from all the other existing resonance structures


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