Organic Chemistry As a Second Language, 3e: First Semester Topics

Published by John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 10: 111801040X
ISBN 13: 978-1-11801-040-2

Chapter 2 - Resonance - 2.3 The Two Commandments - Problems - Page 26: 2.9


This arrow doesn't violate the commandments.

Work Step by Step

1. The tail of the arrow is on a double bond. 2. Initially, the oxygen has 2 bonds and 2 lone pairs. After the arrow, the oxygen atom will have 1 bond and 3 lone pairs, which completely respects the octet rule.
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