We are asked if the data that three of the C-C bonds in hexatriene are shorter than the other two suggest that hexatriene exhibits resonance.
Hexatriene is a saturated hydrocarbon with six carbon atoms and 5 carbon-carbon bonds, three of which are double bonds.
Each Lewis structure of benzene has three C=C double bonds. Another hydrocarbon containing three C=C double bonds is hexatriene , C6H8. A Lewis structure of hexatriene is
Experiments show that three of the C-C bonds in hexatriene are shorter than the other two. Does this data suggest that hexatriene exhibits resonance structures?
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