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Which of the following compounds is aromatic?

  1. Apr 12, 2017 #1
    image.jpg 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data: please refer to the picture attached


    2. Relevant equations: A compound is aromatic if it is planar and it satisfies Huckles 4n+2 Π electron rule.


    3. The attempt at a solution:
    Option A is not correct...I dont know why...just speaking from intuition..probably its not planar due to angular strain..I dont know..
    Option B is also not correct because we have 8Π electrons which makes it anti aromatic.
    Option C also is incorrect as we have 12 Πelectrons making it antiaromatic.
    Same is true for Option D.
    Then which one is correct? Is it option A as it is the only option I discarded based on intuition.
     
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  3. Apr 13, 2017 #2

    Borek

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    No way I am going to risk a neck injury. Learn how to post straight pictures please.
     
  4. Apr 13, 2017 #3
    I'm sorry..next time onwards I will post in correct orientation..plz forgive me and help me out this time..
     
  5. Apr 13, 2017 #4

    DrClaude

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    Where are the unhybridized p orbitals in that molecule?
     
  6. Apr 18, 2017 #5
    I dont know
     
  7. Apr 18, 2017 #6

    DrClaude

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    Don't you know how double bonds are formed?
     
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