Delocalization and how to identify it

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Fenared Ortiz 3K
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Delocalization and how to identify it

Postby Fenared Ortiz 3K » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:41 pm

Is there an easy way to find out whether there is delocalization in a compound apart from looking at the lewis diagram? Apart from this what is a good way to explain what delocalization is and how it happens.

Shawn Patel 1I
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Re: Delocalization and how to identify it

Postby Shawn Patel 1I » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:57 pm

Hey,
You can find out if there is delocalization in a compound by checking to see if there are any resonance structures. If there are any resonance structures, there is going to be delocalization. Delocalization basically means that when you have a compound with resonance structures, some of the electrons are not associated with one atom, and can move around freely.


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