Question on homework 6.13

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Junxi Feng 3B
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Question on homework 6.13

Postby Junxi Feng 3B » Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:03 pm

Draw the Lewis structure of boric acid, B(OH)3. (a) Is resonance
important for its description? (b) The proton transfer equilibrium
for boric acid is given in a footnote to Table 6C.1. In that
reaction does boric acid act as a Lewis acid, a Lewis base, or neither?
Justify your answer by using Lewis structures of boric acid
and its conjugate base.

What does a mean? I don't see any resonance in its lewis structure...

A Raab 1K
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Re: Question on homework 6.13

Postby A Raab 1K » Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:08 pm

Exactly! There isn't any resonance for this structure, so resonance is not important for its description.

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