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FC in lecture

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:44 pm
by WYacob_2C
In lecture, Lavelle said "charged delocalization tends to be more stable." Could someone please explain this?

Re: FC in lecture

Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:46 am
by ATingin_3I
WYacob_1F wrote:In lecture, Lavelle said "charged delocalization tends to be more stable." Could someone please explain this?


delocalization of electrons means that an electron is freely moving around multiple overlapping orbitals, so the bond is spread out over more atoms, which makes it more stable.

Re: FC in lecture

Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:53 pm
by Karina Kong 2H
Electrons usually repel each other so spreading them out (meaning they are delocalized) results in a lower energy state and more stability.

Re: FC in lecture

Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:57 pm
by 805373590
Delocalization increases stability by resonance because it increases the bonding between atoms and spreads energy over a larger area.

Re: FC in lecture

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:31 pm
by Maeve Miller 1A
Delocalization refers to the electrons being more spread out; since they are no longer repelling one another, they have a lower energy level and therefor are more stable.