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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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