Resonance Structures and bond angles

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Sara Sadrolsadat 1G
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Resonance Structures and bond angles

Postby Sara Sadrolsadat 1G » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:01 pm

Do resonance structures have any effect on bond angles? Along the same lines, does bond length have any correlation to bond angle?

harshitasarambale4I
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Re: Resonance Structures and bond angles

Postby harshitasarambale4I » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:37 pm

No they do not. The bond angles would resonate similar to the bond and bond lengths.

Louise Zhuang
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Re: Resonance Structures and bond angles

Postby Louise Zhuang » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:39 pm

No, the bond angle is only associated with the molecular shape and number of lone electron pairs.

cara_cavarretta_3F
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Re: Resonance Structures and bond angles

Postby cara_cavarretta_3F » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:42 pm

Resonance structures would not affect bond angles as the shape is based upon atom structure, which does not change in resonance. As for electrons and lone pairs, a molecule with multiple resonance structures would actually have a hybrid of all possible electron configurations so different resonance structures would not affect actual bond angles.

Raphael_SanAndres3C
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Re: Resonance Structures and bond angles

Postby Raphael_SanAndres3C » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:42 pm

For the bond length part of the question, the bond length does not affect the shape since the electron cloud is evenly distributed throughout the resonance structure so that there is an even length between the bonds that are in resonance.


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