We are asked to determine if the electron density is consistent with equal weights for two O3 resonance structures.
In a resonance structure, electrons delocalize between bonds and lone pairs.
Resonance. Describing a molecule as a blend of different resonance structures is similar to describing a paint color as a blend of primary colors. (a) Green paint is a blend of blue and yellow. We cannot describe green as a single primary color. (b) The ozone molecule is a blend of two resonance structures. We cannot describe the ozone molecule in terms of a single Lewis structure.
Is the electron density consistent with equal weights for the two resonance structures for O3?
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