Asked Jan 3, 2020

How stability of compound is related to number of resonant structures?


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Resonance is defined as a hypothetical phenomenon which is used to explain the delocalization of electrons in certain organic molecules to describe their bonding properties. This is done by drawing a number of contributing structures of the same molecule.

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The stability of the compound is related to the number of resonance structures in a way that the delocalization of electrons results in the lowering of overall energy of the molecule followed...

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