electron delocalization


a: Electron delocalization ~
b: evenly distributed water


"Electron delocalization is like when you have glasses of water with evenly distributed water. If electron density is piled up in one orbital, the energy is not as spread out and one orbital is super high energy (we call that "localized" energy). Likewise, if you take all the glasses and pour their water into one glass, it's probably going to overflow (analogous to very "localized" energy)."

Writer: Truong-Son N
Date: Oct 20 2016 7:00 PM

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