Resonance Hybrid

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Resonance Hybrid

Postby xenamclean_1G » Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:01 pm

On one of the homework problems it asks to draw the lewis structures that contribute to the resonance hybrid of HClO4 and HClO3, in my discussion my TA drew all 3 possible ways for the double bond to go, is this always necessary?

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Re: Resonance Hybrid

Postby KMenjivar_3A » Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:16 pm

Yes it is necessary. A resonance is when a molecule can be converted in a number of ways while drawing out its Lewis Structure. That is why your TA drew the same molecule several times.

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Re: Resonance Hybrid

Postby Junwei Sun 4I » Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:23 pm

Yes it is necessary. It's always good to draw all the resonance structures since the actual structure of the molecule is the average of all the resonance structures.

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