Organic Chemistry Practice Problems Resonance Structures-1 Practice Problems Solution: (a) Cyanic acid (H—O—C≡N) and isocyanic acid (H—N=...

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Solution: (a) Cyanic acid (H—O—C≡N) and isocyanic acid (H—N=C=O) differ in the positions of their electrons but their structures do not represent resonance structures. Explain.

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(a) Cyanic acid (H—O—C≡N) and isocyanic acid (H—N=C=O) differ in the positions of their electrons but their structures do not represent resonance structures. Explain.