Resonance Structures

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Resonance Structures

Postby JChen_2I » Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:38 am

Are resonance structures only the lowest energy structures with the best formal charge? Or can they be structures with non-optimal formal charges?

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Re: Resonance Structures

Postby Janet Nguy 2C » Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:07 am

If a question asks you to draw a resonance structure for something, assume that they mean to draw the lowest energy one. But you CAN draw resonance structures for things that aren't the lowest energy.

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Re: Resonance Structures

Postby Maya Beal Dis 1D » Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:21 pm

How many resonance structures would be be required to draw on a test like in the instance where a molecule has four or more possible resonance structures? Would we get credit if we identified the majority of them?

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