Resonance Bond Lengths

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Erik Buetow 1F
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Resonance Bond Lengths

Postby Erik Buetow 1F » Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:34 pm

If you have a resonance structure is it correct that the bond lengths would be in between the length of a single bond vs a double bond?

Althea Zhao 1B
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Re: Resonance Bond Lengths

Postby Althea Zhao 1B » Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:37 pm

Pretty much! The bond lengths are the average of bond lengths across all of the structures, so each bond length is the same.

zachary_nhem_4I
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Re: Resonance Bond Lengths

Postby zachary_nhem_4I » Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:38 pm

Yes, the length would be a value in between (the average) the amount of double and single bonds within that particular bond.

Daniel Chen 2L
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Re: Resonance Bond Lengths

Postby Daniel Chen 2L » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:39 pm

It isn't always between just a single bond and a double bond since there can also be triple bonds, but basically it's just an average length between all bonds.


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