Delocalized e-

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Aaina 2D
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Delocalized e-

Postby Aaina 2D » Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:20 pm

What are delocalized electrons? Dr. Lavelle mentions it in his lecture when he explains resonance, and how those structures have delocalized electrons, but I'm not really sure what they mean.

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Re: Delocalized e-

Postby Stuti Pradhan 2J » Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:25 pm

Delocalized electrons are basically electrons that are not associated with a specific atom, but instead are equally likely to be located at any of the bonds involved with the resonance structure. For example, in benzene (C6H6), the electrons are delocalized, meaning that there is an equal probability that they are at any of the C-C chemical bonds, since all the C-C bonds in benzene are involved in the resonance structure.

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Re: Delocalized e-

Postby SamanthaTolentino 3D » Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:36 pm

To add on, electrons involved in resonance structures are seen to be delocalized. Electrons that are delocalized are more stable.

Vince Li 2A
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Re: Delocalized e-

Postby Vince Li 2A » Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:33 pm

Delocalized electrons are electrons that are not associated iwth a single atom or covalent bond. In other words, that are electrons that are not localized to a specific area. As a result, delocalized electrons give the molecule additional stability, and it is delocalized electrons that are the reason for resonance.

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Re: Delocalized e-

Postby Tiao Tan 3C » Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:12 am

Delocalized electrons are electrons that is not fixed occur in a specific bond, and have equal probability of being located in any of the bonds involved in the resonance structure.

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Re: Delocalized e-

Postby Jaden Ji 2K » Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:17 am

Adding on, delocalized electrons are what make the bond lengths equal. Like how Dr. Lavelle said in his lecture, sometimes bond lengths can be in between a length of a single bond and double bond. This is because the electrons are delocalized.


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