# Why are pi bonds delocalized?

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Mar 4, 2017

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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.

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Apr 27, 2017

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

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For example, consider the π bond in ethylene.

Before the $\text{p}$ orbitals overlap, the $\text{p}$ 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".

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