I am preparing to study organic chemistry in the coming year, and I had hoped to compile a list of practice questions for examining resonance structures. Is there an online database that holds the resonance structures of commonly occurring molecules? I would hope that the number of unique structures would be large such that I learn to recognize patterns as opposed to relying on rote memorization. Is there an equivalent of RCSB for resonance structures as opposed to proteins?

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    $\begingroup$ Resonance structures don't exist, they are mathematical descriptions. I doubt that there is a database for that, not would I see any real use for it. I'm sure the textbooks that teach about resonance contain enough examples to learn the concept and moreover why it is necessary in the first place. $\endgroup$ Aug 29 at 18:40


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