Select the true statements regarding these resonance structures of formate.?

Each carbon-oyxgen bond is somewhere between a single and double bond.

The actual structure of formate switches back and forth between the two resonance forms.

Each oxygen atom has a double bond 50% of the time.

The actual structure of formate is an average of the two resonance forms.

5 Answers

  • The first and the last are correct. Resonance is not an equilibrium with structures switching it is used because the way structures are drawn is not adequate to show the true situation.

  • Resonance Structures Of Formate

  • Each carbon-oyxgen bond is somewhere between a single and double bond.

    The actual structure of formate switches back and forth between the two resonance forms.

  • 3,4

  • Statement 1 and 2 are true among the rest...

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