Ch.9 - Bonding & Molecular StructureSee all chapters
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Ch.1 - Intro to General Chemistry
Ch.2 - Atoms & Elements
Ch.3 - Chemical Reactions
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Ch.4 - Chemical Quantities & Aqueous Reactions
Ch.5 - Gases
Ch.6 - Thermochemistry
Ch.7 - Quantum Mechanics
Ch.8 - Periodic Properties of the Elements
Ch.9 - Bonding & Molecular Structure
Ch.10 - Molecular Shapes & Valence Bond Theory
Ch.11 - Liquids, Solids & Intermolecular Forces
Ch.12 - Solutions
Ch.13 - Chemical Kinetics
Ch.14 - Chemical Equilibrium
Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
Ch.16 - Aqueous Equilibrium
Ch. 17 - Chemical Thermodynamics
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Ch.19 - Nuclear Chemistry
Ch.20 - Organic Chemistry
Ch.22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Ch.23 - Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds

Resonance Structures

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Chemical Bonds
Lattice Energy
Lattice Energy Application
Born Haber Cycle
Dipole Moment
Lewis Dot Structure
Octet Rule
Formal Charge
Resonance Structures
Additional Practice
Bond Energy

Solution: The electrons in the delocalized molecular orbitals of benzene (C6H6) a) are confined between two adjacent bonding atoms. b) are free to move around the six-membered ring. c) form the electron pairs in the C-H bonds of the compound. d) are unevenly distributed through the molecule. e) are responsible for the fact that the bonds between three pairs of carbon atoms in the ring are longer and stronger than the bonds between the other three pairs of carbon atoms. 

Problem

The electrons in the delocalized molecular orbitals of benzene (C6H6)

a) are confined between two adjacent bonding atoms.

b) are free to move around the six-membered ring.

c) form the electron pairs in the C-H bonds of the compound.

d) are unevenly distributed through the molecule.

e) are responsible for the fact that the bonds between three pairs of carbon atoms in the ring are longer and stronger than the bonds between the other three pairs of carbon atoms.