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Postby Gabriela Carrillo 1B » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:08 pm

I understand the calculations behind the two options (resonance vs. 3 single and 3 double bonds) but I am unsure why the resonance bond is more stable?

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Postby AtreyiMitra2L » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:11 pm

This concept goes back to 14A. In reasonance, delocalization occurs. Because the electrons are spread over a wider area, the resulting substance is more stable because there are fewer electron electron repulsions.

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Postby Ramya Lakkaraju 1B » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:04 pm

The most stable form of a compound is when the electrons are as far away from each other as possible, which is what occurs in this example.

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