Resonance structures

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Resonance structures

Postby Andrea_Torres » Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:48 pm

What are resonance structures?

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Re: Resonance structures

Postby Karyn How 1J » Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:52 pm

Resonance structures are the potential possibilities for what the Lewis structure for the chemical compound could be. Some Lewis structure have multiple bonds in different equivalent locations which is depicted through resonance structures.

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Re: Resonance structures

Postby sbeall_1C » Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:52 pm

Resonance structures are when you move electrons within a Lewis structure (such as moving double bonds) to stabilize the structure and delocalize the electrons. The true structure of a Lewis Structure with resonance is a hybrid of all the possible resonance structures.

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Re: Resonance structures

Postby Brianna Becerra 1B » Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:53 pm

Resonant structures occur when there are multiple ways to draw a Lewis structure. This results in a hybrid or blend of its resonance structures. The electrons are then delocalized.

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Re: Resonance structures

Postby Nohemi Garcia 1L » Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:53 pm

Resonance structure are basically like the synonyms of chemistry; it's when there are multiple ways to draw a lewis structure for a molecule.

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Re: Resonance structures

Postby Megan_1F » Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:38 pm

the actual structure to a molecule with a resonance structure is a hybrid of its resonance structures.

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Re: Resonance structures

Postby Ryan Juncker 3D » Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:40 pm

Resonance structures are bonds in which the Lewis structure contains one or more double bond. These molecules have resonance if the double bond could be placed on more than one bond in the Lewis Structure. In reality, the bond is actually continually shifting and both or all bond lengths involved in the resonance will be measured at the same length.

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Re: Resonance structures

Postby jvera4b » Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:43 pm

Resonance structures are possible ways that the Lewis structure can be drawn (when there are multiple way to arrange electrons but the arrangement of the atoms doesn't change). A better representation of the structure would be a resonance hybrid/ an average of all the possible structures.

Patricia Cardenas
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Re: Resonance structures

Postby Patricia Cardenas » Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:26 pm

Does anyone have advice on how to start drawing lewis structures/resonance structures?

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Re: Resonance structures

Postby ShreyaKannan1B » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:47 pm

Follow Prof Lavelle's instructions from his lecture ppt and from there it's just practicing getting fast with identifying formal charges.

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Re: Resonance structures

Postby vanessas0123 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:27 pm

Resonance structures are different ways that the Lewis structure can be drawn. For example, one structure might have a double bond on an atom while another has a double bond on another atom. Both would work thus they are resonance structures.

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Re: Resonance structures

Postby Donavin Collins 1F » Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:41 pm

A resonance structure is simply when a molecule can be drawn as a Lewis structure in more than one way.

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Re: Resonance structures

Postby April Meza 3K » Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:44 pm

They are the various ways that a lewis structure can be drawn.

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Re: Resonance structures

Postby J Medina 2I » Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:46 pm

Patricia Cardenas wrote:Does anyone have advice on how to start drawing lewis structures/resonance structures?


The first step would be to identify the least electronegative atom because this one will typically be the central atom.

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Re: Resonance structures

Postby stephaniekim2K » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:08 pm

Resonance structures are different ways a lewis structure can be drawn, but they have the same formal charge.

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Re: Resonance structures

Postby Mai V 4L » Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:18 am

Does anyone havve a video they think is a good reference for this topic?


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