a15 - of double bonds. The carbonate and nitrate anions are...

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Resonance Resonance theory is one of the most important theories that helps explain many interesting aspects of chemistry ranging from differences in reactivity of related compounds to physical properties such a the absorption of light by molecules. The electron-dot formula for many of the compounds and ions presented us a choice when we placed 4 electrons between 2 of the atoms in the formation
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Unformatted text preview: of double bonds. The carbonate and nitrate anions are examples of this problem. You may have wondered why your structure differed from the structure drawn in this tutorial in where the double bond was located. It turns out that it doesn't matter! Let's draw two electron-dot formulas for ozone, O 3 placing the double bond in the 2 possible locations....
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