(Polar molecules, Non-polar molecules, etc.)
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so, say when comparing two resonance stuctures and everything is similar except one of the structures has a formal charge of -1 while the other has that of +1... what would be the more stable? the stucture with the positive 1? Thanks!
^The above scenario is something I've never heard of or encountered so I can't give a definite answer for that. However, if two different resonance structures both yield an overall formal charge of 0, the more stable one is one in which more individual atoms have a charge of 0, so if one structure yielded a formal charge of 0 only because 3 atoms' charges canceled out, but another structure only required 2 atoms' charges cancelling out, then the latter is the more stable and thus more favorable structure. Hope that helped!
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