Bond Enthalpies with molecules that have resonance

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Bond Enthalpies with molecules that have resonance

Postby Felicia Zhang 2J » Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:03 pm

I just wanted to clarify if other molecules with resonance other than benzene had special values for the bond enthalpies. Does benzene only have different C-C bond values because of the way that resonance specifically affects that molecule?

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Re: Bond Enthalpies with molecules that have resonance

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:40 pm

That is a little tricky to answer without specific examples, but it would kind of depend on the molecule. If there was resonance, it would depend if the alternative resonance structures were significant contributors or not. I would not worry about this too much though. The intricacies are a little above the scope of this class.


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