Resonance structures

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Donavin Collins 1F
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Resonance structures

Postby Donavin Collins 1F » Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:31 pm

What is a resonance structure?

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Re: Resonance structures

Postby Nikki Razal 1L » Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:36 pm

a resonance structure is a blending of lewis structures with the same arrangements of atoms but different arrangement of electrons. it spreads multiple bond character over a molecule and also can lower its energy

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Re: Resonance structures

Postby Maia_Jackson_2C » Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:55 pm

It's basically when you can place a bond in multiple places in the Lewis structure without drastically changing the structure or charge.

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Re: Resonance structures

Postby Milisuryani Santoso 1L » Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:43 pm

Resonance structures are basically a molecule with the same chemical connectivity is the same, but electrons are distributed differently around the molecule.

Nick Lewis 4F
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Re: Resonance structures

Postby Nick Lewis 4F » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:52 pm

Does it count as a resonance structure if it isn't the best way of arranging the compound?

For example, we went over how to draw N2O at the review session and there were a bunch of different ways, but they weren't necessarily the best.

Are resonance structure any variable form, or just variable form of the right formation?

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Re: Resonance structures

Postby quresh3E » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:52 pm

It is basically many different lewis structures drawn for the same molecule, in which the double bonds differ. However, the total charge for all the resonance structures should be the same.

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Re: Resonance structures

Postby Jillian C 4C » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:58 pm

A resonance structure shows a compound with different electron arrangements.


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