Resonance Structures of Carbon Dioxide, Carbonyl Sulphide and Carbon Bisulphide

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BY comparing experimental heats of formation with bond energies derived from compounds without alternative Lewis structures, Pauling and Sherman1 deduce resonant structures for carbon dioxide, carbonyl sulphide, and carbon disulphide, of the type: but the impossibility of obtaining a valuation of the bond energies of partially ionic bonds from thermal data does not permit of a more penetrating analysis of the resonance of these compounds along these lines.

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    Pauling and Sherman, J. Chem. Phys., 1, 606 (1933).

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CLOW, A., THOMPSON, J. Resonance Structures of Carbon Dioxide, Carbonyl Sulphide and Carbon Bisulphide. Nature 138, 802–803 (1936). https://doi.org/10.1038/138802b0

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