Posted: 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.
Re: Bond Lengths
Posted: 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.