Delocalized electrons

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Riya Sood 4G
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Delocalized electrons

Postby Riya Sood 4G » Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:33 pm

What does it mean to be delocalized electrons?

Sydney Myers 4I
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Re: Delocalized electrons

Postby Sydney Myers 4I » Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:39 pm

Electrons are delocalized in a resonant structure, meaning they cannot be represented as a part of a single, double, or triple, bond. They are involved with multiple bonds, resulting in a sort of average bond length and strength.

Bradley Whitworth 4B
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Re: Delocalized electrons

Postby Bradley Whitworth 4B » Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:33 pm

Delocalized electrons are those that are not involved with any one specific atom or bond. In class Lavelle showed us a sort of resonance structure for benzene where instead of drawing a bunch of bonds for the ring he just drew a circle which is supposed to show that the electrons are not tied in specific bonds, they are equally likely to be found anywhere in the ring which means the electrons are delocalized.

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