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

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ISBN 10: 111801040X
ISBN 13: 978-1-11801-040-2

Chapter 2 - Resonance - 2.7 Drawing Resonance Structures - By Recognizing Patterns - Problems - Page 44: 2.46

Answer

The resonance structure should look like this:
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Work Step by Step

1. Identify the pi bond next to the positive charge: "Next" means that, there is exactly one bond between the pi bond and the atom with positive charge. 2. Draw the arrows: Follow the same pattern we have learned in the chapter. (Move the pi bond to the bond in the middle of they.) 3. Do the changes based on the arrows. * Don't forget the formal charges! 4. Repeat these steps for the third ressonance structure.
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