8.73a - Resonance of Benzene

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Srbui Azarapetian 2C
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8.73a - Resonance of Benzene

Postby Srbui Azarapetian 2C » Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:31 am

How do you know when to use the lewis structure of benzene with resonance between the 6 carbon bonds, versus using bond enthalpies of 3 single and 3 double carbon - carbon bonds?

Aijun Zhang 1D
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Re: 8.73a - Resonance of Benzene

Postby Aijun Zhang 1D » Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:10 am

I think if we are given the resonance bond enthalpy for benzene, we should use that value since it is the real true value for benzene.

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Re: 8.73a - Resonance of Benzene

Postby Matt_Fontila_2L_Chem14B » Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:51 pm

I believe the most commonly used resonance structure of benzene is the one with 3 single and 3 double bonds. I'd just use that one.

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