Resonance and Stability

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Jennifer_Lam_1A
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Resonance and Stability

Postby Jennifer_Lam_1A » Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:30 pm

I wrote in my course reader that resonance affects the stability of the anion. Can someone explain to me how this works? (unless I wrote it down completely wrong haha)

Cliff Danza 3F
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Re: Resonance and Stability

Postby Cliff Danza 3F » Sun Nov 27, 2016 11:35 pm

Resonance structures are more stable as a rule because the electrons are de-localized, which lowers the potential energy of the system.


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