Why this type of structure of ozone is not possible?

Asked by govtsecschoolnayaganv051 | 3rd Jan, 2019, 12:34: PM

Expert Answer:

In case of formation of any compound, stability is an important factor.
Because only if the compound is stable then it will exist.
For cyclic ozone, if this cyclic structure will exist then it has to face angle strains, lone pair-bond pair repulsion, electronic repulsion in a small three remembered ring (angular strain). In such abnormal conditions, and instability, ozone ring not generally found in nature.
Ozone is found in bend structure,

Answered by Ramandeep | 3rd Jan, 2019, 02:45: PM