Lecture_9 - Sample Exercise 8.8 ClF3 XeO3 RnCl2 BeCl2 ICl4...

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1 Sample Exercise 8.8: ClF 3 , XeO 3 , RnCl 2 , BeCl 2 , ICl 4 12. Resonance Sometimes, more than one valid Lewis structure is possible for a given molecule. Consider the nitrate ion, NO 3 (5 + 6 × 3 + 1 = 24 valence e s) . If this is the actual structure, then one bond should be shorter than the other two identical ones! Experimentally there is only one type of N — O bond in the nitrate ion! R E S O N A N C E
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