Resonance Delocalization

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Resonance Delocalization

Postby 605379296 » Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:27 pm

Can someone explain how delocalization works in resonance structures? I was still unclear after lecture.

Trinity Vu 1D
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Re: Resonance Delocalization

Postby Trinity Vu 1D » Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:34 pm

Delocalization refers to how electrons in molecules, ions, etc. and thus covalent bonds aren't associated with and limited to a single specific arrangement. This is seen in resonance structures where the covalent bonds are in different positions.

Ruth Glauber 1C
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Re: Resonance Delocalization

Postby Ruth Glauber 1C » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:53 pm

I think this is roughly explained by the concept of resonance structures.

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Re: Resonance Delocalization

Postby Jessica Li 4F » Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:02 pm

In resonance structures, electrons are not just limited to the single/double bonds as seen in the different Lewis structures, but actually delocalized, or spread out, among all of these bonds. Therefore, no resonance structure is the actual Lewis structure of the molecule. Rather, the molecule is a blend or hybrid of all the resonance structures.

Areena H 2K
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Re: Resonance Delocalization

Postby Areena H 2K » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:50 am

Delocalization means that electrons don't just surround one area such as near an atom or a single or double bond, they like around the molecule and spread out over the entire space

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Re: Resonance Delocalization

Postby Areena H 2K » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:53 am

Delocalization means that electrons don't just surround one area such as near an atom or a single or double bond, they like around the molecule and spread out over the entire space


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