Resonance.docx

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CHEM
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CHEM 1007
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Resonance - 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. Rules: - 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: - Anions move towards carbon - Anaions move toward
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