# Resonance in Propenal

I do not understand why the 3rd canonical form of propenal has the oxygen atom donating an electon.

Oxygen in electronagetive so instead of taking electrons why is it giving?

Maybe this why it is most unstable but how is it even formed ??

In the case of propenal the $\pi$ MOs result from the overlap of four $p$ orbitals on the four atoms in the chain. The two occupied $\pi$ MOs show how most of the electron density is between C1 and C2, and C3 and the oxygen but there is also significant electron density between C2 and C3. This reflects the different positions of the double bonds shown in the resonance contributors of propenal.