Does resonance occurs when more than one valid Lewis structure can be written for a molecule?

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Oct 30, 2017

Yes, resonance occurs when only one Lewis structure is not sufficient to describe the bonding of other atoms and the position of electrons in a molecule.


However, it is important to note that the actual structure of a molecule is not within the resonance in which it exists, in state, it's a hybrid of all the resonance structure in which we are able to draw for a particular molecule.

Note that practice is essential to master this concept

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