Bond Lengths

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Bond Lengths

Postby salvadorramos3k » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:12 am

How come delocalized electrons still allow for bond lengths to be the same even though double bonds are technically shorter than single bonds.

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Re: Bond Lengths

Postby Justin Sarquiz 2F » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:22 am

Delocalized electrons are associated with resonance structures. If a molecule has resonance, the molecule is like a "blend" of all the resonance structures combined. Therefore, the bond lengths that participate in the resonance would all be a "blend" of each other and be the same length.

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