Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsChemistry · 1 month ago

resonance structure help?

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  • 1 month ago

    Two more best resonance structures are shown below.

    The third resonance structure is the most stable one.  This is because oxygen is very electronegative and thus the oxide ion is more stable than the carbanion.  Moreover, the conjugated C=C double bonds give extra stability.

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