What is a localized and delocalized Bond?

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Alex Kashou
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What is a localized and delocalized Bond?

Postby Alex Kashou » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:52 pm

I have no idea what the terms mean to be honest. Is localized meaning that it is just sigma bonds?

DianaTrujillo2K
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Re: What is a localized and delocalized Bond?

Postby DianaTrujillo2K » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:57 pm

Localized electrons stay in between two atoms. Delocalized electrons are not confined to any space and go outside their boundaries.

Isaiah Little 1A 14B
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Re: What is a localized and delocalized Bond?

Postby Isaiah Little 1A 14B » Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:32 pm

A delocalized bond usually involves resonance between different bond types. For example, the double and single bonds of each carbon in a benzene ring resonate between double in single bonds; therefore, the double bonds are delocalized because they are not defined to a certain region.

Belle Calforda3f
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Re: What is a localized and delocalized Bond?

Postby Belle Calforda3f » Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:36 pm

Delocalized bonds are not constricted to one nucleus as localized bonds are. Resonance structures are a good example of delocalized bonding because as we learned, resonance structures exhibit single/double or single/triple etc character throughout the molecule even though each lewis structure shows the bonds in different positions.

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Re: What is a localized and delocalized Bond?

Postby SPandya1F » Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:40 pm

A localized bond pair travels between two atoms. A bond pair that moves between two different pairs of atoms is considered delocalized. You can identify delocalized bonds by checking the electron locations in two different resonance forms; if the pair changes location and form, it is delocalized.

AlyssaRivera
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Re: What is a localized and delocalized Bond?

Postby AlyssaRivera » Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:03 pm

To simplify it, localized bonds are bonds formed by two overlapping molecular orbitals


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