What is meant by resonance and resonance structures?

Asked by  | 15th Aug, 2008, 07:04: PM

Expert Answer:

When more than one Lewis structure can be drawn, the molecule or ion is said to have resonance.  The individual Lewis structures are termed contributing resonance structures. Resonance is a common feature of many molecules and ions of interest in organic chemistry.

Answered by  | 18th Aug, 2008, 09:07: AM

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