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Aromatic question

  1. Nov 20, 2008 #1
    Why is it that one of the C atoms of cyclopentadiene is sp3 hybridized? Because it's only involved in single bonds?

    Why is it then that cyclopentadienyl cation and anion don't contain sp3 hybridized anions?
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  3. Nov 20, 2008 #2


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    I would try to think in terms of resonance structures.
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