## Delocalization

Kristy 1F
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### Delocalization

Hi, can someone explains the meaning of delocalization?

Carissa Young 1K
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### Re: Delocalization

Delocalization means that the electron pair is distributed over several pairs of atoms and can't be identified with just one pair of atoms.

danicatran4
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### Re: Delocalization

Does delocalization have anything to do with hybridization? Like does in happen in conjunction with only pi bonds?

Dana Wilks 3I
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### Re: Delocalization

I believe delocalization has to do with resonance. When we draw a lewis structure for a compound with resonance we indicate single and double bonds. In actuality the molecule doesn't have clear single or double bonds, rather it has something in between (which makes it more stable).

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### Re: Delocalization

In resonance, a lone pair can sometimes be in different locations with respect to the configuration. For example, drawing the lewis structure for $CH_{3}NO_{2}$ would result in resonance between two different structures in which the lone electron pair can be placed on either oxygen atom.

Ethan McCarthy 1F
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### Re: Delocalization

Does delocalization only occur on molecules with resonance?

KaitlynBali_4B
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### Re: Delocalization

Resonance is term used to describe a molecule that has a blend of structures that results from delocalized electrons. I am drawing the conclusion that if electrons in a molecule are delocalized, the molecule is immediately described to have resonance.