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H3po3 Can Be Represented by Structures 1 and 2 Shown Below. Can These Two Structures Be Taken as the Canonical Forms of the Resonance Hybrid Representing H3po3? If Not, Give Reasons for the Same. - Chemistry

H3PO3 can be represented by structures 1 and 2 shown below. Can these two structures be taken as the canonical forms of the resonance hybrid representing H3PO3? If not, give reasons for the same.

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Solution 1

The given structures cannot be taken as the canonical forms of the resonance hybrid of H3PO3 because the positions of the atoms have changed.

Solution 2

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

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NCERT Class 11 Chemistry Textbook
Chapter 4 Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
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