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    Definition of Aromatic Compounds

    No...when you have determined that a compound has met all these requirements....then you count the number of electrons it has to determine if it is aromatic/anti aromatic. If it falls under all 3 rules and has 6pi, 10pi, 14pi, etc. electrons then you know its aromatic....this is the 4N + 2 rule...
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    Definition of Aromatic Compounds

    No carboxylic acid is not aromatic because it is not cyclic. If you attach the carboxylic acid to a benzene ring then the compound can be considered aromatic. I'm not sure about exceptions to the rule....but don't worry about those because it's highly unlikely you will be asked about an...
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    Definition of Aromatic Compounds

    Cyclohexanone is not aromatic...it's a ketone and considered nonaromatic. The reason it's not aromatic is because it does not have electron delocalization all around the ring like benzene. You can draw resonance structures to see this delocalization in benzene. Aromaticity has 3 rules it must...
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