Problem: Do resonance structures always contribute equally to the overall structure of a molecule?

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We are asked if resonance structures always contribute equally to the overall structure of the molecule.

Resonance is a way of describing bonding in certain molecules or ions by the combination of several contributing structures (or forms also known as resonance structures or canonical structures) into a resonance hybrid (or hybrid structure).

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Do resonance structures always contribute equally to the overall structure of a molecule?

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