Properties like melting and boiling points are a measure of how strong the attractive forces are between individual atoms or molecules. (We call these intermolecularRead more
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Last time in this series on resonance, we saw that resonance forms represent two (or more) different ways to draw the same molecule, which differ only inRead more
The last time I talked about evaluating resonance structures the molecules were, to be honest – pretty simple. Evaluating the resonance structures of ethene, theRead more
One thing has been missing from the discussion of resonance. What’s the point? Who cares if we can write out resonance structures? What does itRead more