(Polar molecules, Non-polar molecules, etc.)
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Yes, I think we do have to consider the most stable structure. Like in the lecture video on Wednesday from this week, try thinking of removing the individual atoms and seeing how stable they would be if you removed one from the side or one from the top (seesaw example). The more stable structure will have more repulsion (the atoms that are farther apart). I hope that helps.
It depends what the question is asking. Sometimes you will need to draw all resonance structures while other times you will be asked to draw the most stable structure... it just depends. When in doubt being able to determine the most stable structure is very helpful.
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