Delocalized

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Cynthia Pinedo 1C
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Delocalized

Postby Cynthia Pinedo 1C » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:21 pm

What does it mean for a resonance structure to be delocalized?

Savanna Gharibian 1A
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Re: Delocalized

Postby Savanna Gharibian 1A » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:27 pm

From what I understood in class, I believe this means that the electrons in that structure are not bound to one specific covalent bond between two atoms but are instead shared amongst many of the atoms in that molecule. Hope this helps.

Sabrina Fardeheb 2B
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Re: Delocalized

Postby Sabrina Fardeheb 2B » Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:23 pm

If a resonance structure is delocalized, it means that the electrons involved in these structures are involved in multiple bonds in different locations.

Vincent Chiang 1L
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Re: Delocalized

Postby Vincent Chiang 1L » Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:04 pm

The example of benzene in lecture shows an example of the electrons involved in multiple bonds, as the structure shows a dotted circle within the carbon ring.

Jingyi Li 2C
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Re: Delocalized

Postby Jingyi Li 2C » Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:07 pm

Because the actually resonance structure is a blend of all possible Lewis structures. So, the electrons in double bonds are not bound to one specific bond between two atoms but rather located among the bonds between the atoms throughout the molecule.

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Re: Delocalized

Postby Michelle Lu 1F » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:22 pm

Since the actual structure of the molecule is an average of its possible resonance structures, this means that the electrons are not involved in just one bond, but shared among multiple bonds throughout the same molecule.

Jorge Gomez3F
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Re: Delocalized

Postby Jorge Gomez3F » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:25 pm

From what i understood and wrote in my notes, for an electron to be delocalized means it can be shared in different positions of the molecule. For example with benzene, an electron can be bonded between different carbon atoms, not some set three.

Sonja Kobayashi 1H
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Re: Delocalized

Postby Sonja Kobayashi 1H » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:31 pm

Hello!
I also believe that it means it does not have a set conformation and is spread across multiple bonds!


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