## Lecture #23

$sp, sp^{2}, sp^{3}, dsp^{3}, d^{2}sp^{3}$

Melody Haratian 2J
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### Lecture #23

Hi guys!
I was going over lecture #23 and had something I was a little confused on.
For the molecule Benzene (C6H6)
where is the electron for the un-hybridized p-orbital located? Also, is it delocalized?
Thanks!

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### Re: Lecture #23

Each carbon has one unhybridized p-orbital, so therefore there are 6 unhybridized p-orbitals throughout the whole molecule. Because this structure exhibits resonance, some of the electrons are delocalized, do the molecules can share these electrons. I believe that the six unhybridized electrons are shared equally by the six p-orbitals, forming a pi molecular bond above and below the ring structure.

I think that is what he said during lecture, but if someone could confirm that would be great.

Lucy Wang 2J
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### Re: Lecture #23

Yes the electrons are delocalized and a pi bond is formed above and below the ring.

Yichen Fan 3A
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### Re: Lecture #23

Yes, the electrons in unhybridized 2p orbitals are delocalized; those delocalized electrons form delocalized pi bonds perpendicular to the molecule. Essentially delocalized pi bonds will only appear when there are resonance structures for molecules which involves double or triple bonds.

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### Re: Lecture #23

Yes some electrons are delocalized meaning that they are shared between the atoms

rhettfarmer-3H
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### Re: Lecture #23

yes, it is delocalized. I think of it as for the sake of the structure having multiple figures for the double bonds. The overall bond lengths for one of the bonds in each of the carbons have to be different from the rest of the hybridized other bonds. Therefore, these represent that pi bond in the double bond, and each carbon gives one. There have to be these different bonds for the sake of stability.

Varsha Ravi 3E
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### Re: Lecture #23

Yes, they are delocalized.

Gabe_Ek 1G
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### Re: Lecture #23

Yes, that's true. Some of the electrons are delocalized which means they form delocalized pi bonds that are perpendicular to the Benzene molecule which can also share these electrons.

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### Re: Lecture #23

Are electrons only delocalized when the shape is a ring or can it happen with any molecules that have resonance structures?

Natallie K 3B
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### Re: Lecture #23

Electrons are delocalized whenever there is a resonance structure, not just a ring such as benzene.

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### Re: Lecture #23

Hi all, i also was conceptually confused on the delocalized election?

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### Re: Lecture #23

Yes, since it is a resonance structure, they are delocalized.

Nina Tartibi 1F
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### Re: Lecture #23

Natallie K 3B wrote:Electrons are delocalized whenever there is a resonance structure, not just a ring such as benzene.

This might be redundant but, when electrons are delocalized does it just mean that the structure has resonance or is there more to it than that? I was also a bit confused on this

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### Re: Lecture #23

Yes i agree with the posts above. They can be delocalized.