Resonance stabilization is the energy of a real molecule compared with its anticipated energy for the best resonance structure that may be drawn for the said molecule. The anticipated energy is based on the types and amo... More »

The concept of resonance is a useful method for illustrating the chemical makeup of a compound when that compound is not representative of a single Lewis structure but is, rather, a hybrid of multiple Lewis structures. T... More »

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Some examples of resonance are a pendulum, a playground swing, a tuning fork and a human voice at a pitch sufficient to shatter glass. Resonance is a vibration system or external force driving another system to oscillate... More »

In chemistry, resonance is a method of comparing and contrasting two or more different Lewis dot structures that can possibly represent a molecule. It illustrates the delocalization of electrons within molecules. Delocal... More »

The energy associated with objects in motion is called kinetic energy. Any moving object has the potential to do work on something that it hits. Kinetic energy quantifies the amount of work the object could do as a resul... More »

When a light switch is turned on, electrical energy runs through the wires and is transferred to the bulb where electrical energy is converted to light and heat energy. This is an example of energy transfer. When a bowli... More »

Liquids evaporate into the air when their molecules gain enough energy to break free of the liquid’s surface tension and become a gas. As this happens only at the surface, or liquid-air interface, the amount of surface a... More »