- the position of the π electrons can be drawn in a different place
- Atoms don’t move just the position of the bonding electrons because there is a spare p
orbital on the Carbons.
- Electrons are delocalized –not confined to a single atom or bond.
- Resonance forms are imaginary: the real structure is a composite
- Resonance forms differ only in the placement of π electrons and non-bonding
electrons: atoms never move place only the double bonds and lone pairs move.
- Resonance forms must be valid Lewis structures: Octet rule applies to resonance
- Resonance leads to stability: the more resonance structures the more stable
- Anions move towards carbon
- Anaions move toward