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Delocalization

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:58 pm
Hi, can someone explains the meaning of delocalization?

Re: Delocalization

Posted: 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.

Re: Delocalization

Posted: 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?

Re: Delocalization

Posted: 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).

Re: Delocalization

Posted: 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 $CH_{3}NO_{2}$ would result in resonance between two different structures in which the lone electron pair can be placed on either oxygen atom.

Re: Delocalization

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:32 pm
Does delocalization only occur on molecules with resonance?

Re: Delocalization

Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:52 pm
Resonance is term used to describe a molecule that has a blend of structures that results from delocalized electrons. I am drawing the conclusion that if electrons in a molecule are delocalized, the molecule is immediately described to have resonance.