Delocalized electron

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Benzene, with the delocalization of the electrons indicated by the circle.

In chemistry, a delocalized electron is an electron in a molecule, ion or solid metal that is not associated with a single atom or a covalent bond.[1] The term delocalization is general and can have slightly different meanings in different fields.

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  1. IUPAC Gold Book delocalization