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6.4: Delocalization Setups

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  • There are specific structural features that bring up electron or charge delocalization. The presence of a conjugated system is one of them. Other common arrangements are:

    (a) The presence of a positive charge next to a pi bond. The positive charge can be on one of the atoms that make up the pi bond, or on an adjacent atom.

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    (b) The presence of a positive charge next to an atom bearing lone pairs of electrons.

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    (c) The presence of a pi bond next to an atom bearing lone pairs of electrons.

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