11th Class Chemistry Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure

  • question_answer 16) \[{{H}_{3}}P{{O}_{3}}\] can be represented by the structures I and II shown below. Can these structures be taken as the canonical forms of the resonance hybrid of \[{{H}_{3}}P{{O}_{3}}\]? If not, give reason for the same.  

    Answer:

    No, these cannot be taken as canonical forms because the positions of atoms have been changed.


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