What tutorial for Resonance structures?

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Hello everybody,

I am stuck with drawing resonance structures for different types of compounds. Do you know any tutorials or any methods to master drawing resonance structures? If yes, please be kind enough to drop some links and statements below. Thank you very much in advance.
 

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Wrichik Basu
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Are organic resonance and the resonance structures we talk about generally, the same?
What differs between resonance in organic and inorganic chemistry is that in the former, you will use organic compounds, and in the latter, you will use inorganic compounds, and some more elements besides C, H and O. Basics will be the same, because properties of elements like electronegativity (important in resonance) don't vary from organic to inorganic.

Go through the lectures I have linked (you may leave out the last unit - Organic Acid-Base, but the middle one is very important). You will surely get some idea.
 
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What differs between resonance in organic and inorganic chemistry is that in the former, you will use organic compounds, and in the latter, you will use inorganic compounds, and some more elements besides C, H and O. Basics will be the same, because properties of elements like electronegativity (important in resonance) don't vary from organic to inorganic.

Go through the lectures I have linked (you may leave out the last unit - Organic Acid-Base, but the middle one is very important). You will surely get some idea.

Thank you very much I appreciate it a lot @Wrichik Basu
 
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One of the best instructional texts I've seen is (I'm sure there are many more, but ...) Danial P Weeks, 'Pushing Electrons' ... It is a relatively inexpensive workbook of sorts written for the student of Organic Chemistry with easy to follow explanations (in my humble opinion) with plenty of examples and problems to develop skill in the subject. Also, contains other valuable subjects on the application of resonance structures. Search internet for Weeks, Pushing Electrons. I'm sure you'll get many online sources.
If you do decide to get the text, be sure to get a NEW one as it has perforated, removable pages... a used volume may have pages missing. Good luck.
 
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One of the best instructional texts I've seen is (I'm sure there are many more, but ...) Danial P Weeks, 'Pushing Electrons' ... It is a relatively inexpensive workbook of sorts written for the student of Organic Chemistry with easy to follow explanations (in my humble opinion) with plenty of examples and problems to develop skill in the subject. Also, contains other valuable subjects on the application of resonance structures. Search internet for Weeks, Pushing Electrons. I'm sure you'll get many online sources.
If you do decide to get the text, be sure to get a NEW one as it has perforated, removable pages... a used volume may have pages missing. Good luck.

Thank you very much friend. I really appreciate it a lot.
 
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You are most welcome. :-)
 

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