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In regards to the most recent test we were given, how can you identify delocalization pi bonding? I've researched that delocalized pi bonds can move more freely about a nuclei or atom, but I'm not sure how to identify it on a structure like paroxetine?
This has to do with "conjugated" (connected) p orbitals on adjacent atoms which increases the orbital wavelength of the circulating pi electrons and lowers their E (makes them more stable). This makes our molecule more stable and allows us to draw more resonance structures based on where the pi electrons are shuffled (in pairs); the more resonance structures you can draw, the more stable the molecule usually is. This topic is very crucial to chem 14 C.
Identifying resonance in a structure is a way to find delocalized pi bonds in a molecule. In resonance structures, electrons are able to move to stabilize the molecule -> this movement is delocalization.
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