Chemistry Practice Problems Delocalized Electrons Practice Problems Solution: The Lewis structure for allene is shown in the dia...

Solution: The Lewis structure for allene is shown in the diagram. Would the bonding in allene be described as delocalized?

Problem

The Lewis structure for allene is shown in the diagram. A C is double bonded left and right to C, each of which is single bonded outward, angled above and below, to H.

Would the bonding in allene be described as delocalized?

Solution

We’re being asked to identify whether the bonding in allene can be described as delocalized.


Let us discuss the delocalization of electrons and localized electrons.

 delocalization of the electrons

involves resonance
electrons are not found in one place at a time (or between two atoms electrons are resonating or “all-over” the compound)


 localized electrons

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