Molecular Structure and Resonance
Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 3:50 pm
When creating accurate molecular structures using the Lewis dot model, is it possible to have resonance hybrids in the multiple forms: linear, trigonal planar, tetrahedral, and trigonal bipyramid?
Re: Molecular Structure and Resonance
Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 4:27 pm
Resonance occurs when there are multiple stable forms for a molecule when the atoms are in the same orientation, but the electrons are not, so the shape should be the same, and the actual structure is a blend of the different electron positions.