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Which of the following statement is incorrect on resonance ?

$\begin{array}{1 1}(a)\;\text{Resonance leads to extra stability}\\(b)\; \text{Any number of resonance hybrid can be proposed}\\(c)\;\text{The actual structure a hybrid of the various extreme possibilities}\\(d)\;\text{Resonance hybrid is more stable than any one of the constituting structures}\end{array}$

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  • When we can draw two (or more) forms of the same molecule that differ only in the placement of their electrons – is called resonance, and the different structures we draw are called resonance forms.
  • Resonance structures are not real, they just show possible structures for a compound.
  • The more resonance forms a molecule has makes the molecule more stable.
Any number of resonance hybrid can be proposed
Hence (b) is the correct answer.
answered Mar 7, 2014 by sreemathi.v
edited Mar 21, 2014 by mosymeow_1
 

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