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Unformatted text preview: 5. Resonance forms that minimize formal charges, minimize formal charge separations, and avoid placing like formal charges on adjacent atoms are more reasonable and will be greater contributors to the overall description of the molecule. 6. Remember: Resonance forms are not real states of the molecule. The average of all the hypothetical resonance forms is suggestive of the actual electron distribution across the molecule....
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This note was uploaded on 03/01/2012 for the course CHEM 116 taught by Professor Robertcarter during the Spring '07 term at University of Massachusetts Boston.
- Spring '07