Question 3.119

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Question 3.119

Postby Chloe Orsini 1K » Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:29 pm

This is also in example box 3.5, but the lewis structure for ozone has one single and one double bond. Is the reason why there is one bond length, because of resonance? Because you can draw two lewis structures with different orientations does the bond length come out as one length in between that of a double bond and single bond?

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Re: Question 3.119

Postby 505095972 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:57 pm

Yes exactly. The true bond length is a mix of the single and double bond because of resonance.

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Re: Question 3.119

Postby Schem_student » Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:06 pm

Because of resonance we never really can predict the exact location of the double bond between the atoms so we define the bond length as an average between the single and double bonds

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