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Practice

 on  Resonance  Structures  -­‐  Answers  


 
 
 
1. For  each  of  the  following  draw  reasonable  resonance  structures.  
 
 
 
 
a) O3 O O  
O O O O  
 
 
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b) CH3CNO H 3C C N O H 3C C N O H 3C C N O

very low contributing resonance


 
 
 
 
 
H 3C N C O H 3C N C O H 3C N C O
c) CH3NCO
 
 
 
 
 
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d) CH3SCN H 3C S C N H 3C S C N H 3C S C N

  very low contributing resonance

 
 
 
 
 
e) CH3NCS H 3C N C S H 3C N C S H 3C N C S

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2. Draw  reasonable  resonance  structures  for  each  of  the  following  molecular  
structures.  
 

a) O C S O C S O C S

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b) N N O N N O N N O

CH 3
CH 3 CH 3
N N C
c) N N C N N C
C CH 3
C CH 3 C CH 3
O
O O

O O O O
O O
d)

O O O O O
e)

O O O O O

O O O O

O O O O
f)

N N N N

O O O O

g)
N N N N N N N N

H H H H

B B B B

h)

N N N N

H H H H

Prepared  by  José  Laboy