Delocalization

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Kristy 1F
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Delocalization

Postby Kristy 1F » Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:58 pm

Hi, can someone explains the meaning of delocalization?

Carissa Young 1K
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Re: Delocalization

Postby Carissa Young 1K » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:02 pm

Delocalization means that the electron pair is distributed over several pairs of atoms and can't be identified with just one pair of atoms.

danicatran4
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Re: Delocalization

Postby danicatran4 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:23 pm

Does delocalization have anything to do with hybridization? Like does in happen in conjunction with only pi bonds?

Dana Wilks 3I
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Re: Delocalization

Postby Dana Wilks 3I » Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:56 pm

I believe delocalization has to do with resonance. When we draw a lewis structure for a compound with resonance we indicate single and double bonds. In actuality the molecule doesn't have clear single or double bonds, rather it has something in between (which makes it more stable).

Ivan Tadeja 4B
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Re: Delocalization

Postby Ivan Tadeja 4B » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:51 pm

In resonance, a lone pair can sometimes be in different locations with respect to the configuration. For example, drawing the lewis structure for would result in resonance between two different structures in which the lone electron pair can be placed on either oxygen atom.

Ethan McCarthy 1F
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Re: Delocalization

Postby Ethan McCarthy 1F » Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:32 pm

Does delocalization only occur on molecules with resonance?


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