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So this question asked me to determine whether this compound was aromatic, antiaromatic, or nonaromatic and also asked how many pi electrons there were. I figure since there are four groups of electrons the carbanion is sp3 hybridized and I think I'm correct because that is what this thread says.
https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/questionregardinghybridizationofcarbon.256312/
But apparently the lone pair on this carbanion in this specific compound lies in a porbital (as opposed to sp3)? thus making this carbanion sp2 hybridized? for a total of 8 pi electrons. This makes no sense to me any help would be greatly appreciated.
https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/questionregardinghybridizationofcarbon.256312/
But apparently the lone pair on this carbanion in this specific compound lies in a porbital (as opposed to sp3)? thus making this carbanion sp2 hybridized? for a total of 8 pi electrons. This makes no sense to me any help would be greatly appreciated.
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