Why are pi bonds delocalized?

2 Answers
Write your answer here...
Start with a one sentence answer
Then teach the underlying concepts
Don't copy without citing sources
preview
?

Answer

Write a one sentence answer...

Answer:

Explanation

Explain in detail...

Explanation:

I want someone to double check my answer

Describe your changes (optional) 200

2
Meem I. Share
Mar 4, 2017

Answer:

Answer..

Explanation:

http://butane.chem.uiuc.edu/pshapley/GenChem1/L12/sigma.gif
Pi bonds rotate about their nodal plane which causes the bond to be break easily. Delocalized means that The bond or electron which doesn't remain in contact with each other for a long time or that can't last for a long time so as pi orbitals rotate as shown in the above pic the bond breaks and doesn't last for long.

Was this helpful? Let the contributor know!
1500
Write your answer here...
Start with a one sentence answer
Then teach the underlying concepts
Don't copy without citing sources
preview
?

Answer

Write a one sentence answer...

Answer:

Explanation

Explain in detail...

Explanation:

I want someone to double check my answer

Describe your changes (optional) 200

1
Apr 27, 2017

Answer:

π Bonds are delocalized because their elections are not confined to a single atom.

Explanation:

For example, consider the π bond in ethylene.

ibchem.com

Before the #"p"# orbitals overlap, the #"p"# electrons are confined to (or "localized" on) each carbon atom.

However, the electrons in the π bond are free to roam over both carbon atoms.

That is, the electrons in the π bond are "delocalized".

Was this helpful? Let the contributor know!
1500
Add an answer
Write your answer here...
Start with a one sentence answer
Then teach the underlying concepts
Don't copy without citing sources
preview
?

Answer

Write a one sentence answer...

Answer:

Explanation

Explain in detail...

Explanation:

I want someone to double check my answer
Impact of this question
Answer impact map
21 views around the world
You can reuse this answer
Creative Commons License