# Localised negative charge on phenyl carbanion

Why is the charge localised here: Image

It has negative charge in conjugation π-bond. So, why resonance is not possible?

• Welcome to Chemistry.SE! Take the tour to get familiar with this site. Mathematical expressions and equations can be formatted using $\LaTeX$ syntax. Please upload the image using the provided dialogue in the edit window. It would also help to see it in context. I can only assume the ion was formed from deprotonation of benzene, hence the lone pair will be orthogonal to the pi-system. – Martin - マーチン Nov 30 '17 at 6:05
• Actually, I was trying to upload the image but each time it was unsuccessful. – DJ Koustav Nov 30 '17 at 6:48
• chemistry.stackexchange.com/questions/50266/… – Mithoron Nov 30 '17 at 15:16