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Homework Help: Why should resonance occur in benzene?

  1. Dec 11, 2015 #1
    the carbon in benzene is sp2 hybridized and the p orbital is involved in double bond.sp2 orbitals and p orbitals are perpendicular to each other,for any electronic transition between orbitals,the orbitals should not be perpendicular.so how does pi electron go to carbon's orbital?
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  3. Dec 11, 2015 #2


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    There are no double bonds in benzene.

    Google "aromaticity".
  4. Dec 11, 2015 #3
    thank you for replying sir,but sir as far as i know,a pair of pi electrons get transferred to carbon orbitals the + and - charges form a bond.and it proceeds,iam asking how does the pi electron get transferred to carbon orbital,because the hybridized orbitals of carbon and pi orbital in which electrons are perpendicular.please reply
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