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Molecular Structure and Resonance

Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 3:50 pm
by Kyilah Terry
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
by Allen Guo 4A
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.