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Is pyridine/napthlane aromatic?
« on: April 08, 2009, 08:19:48 AM »



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Re: Is pyridine/napthlane aromatic?
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2009, 08:34:16 AM »

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Re: Is pyridine/napthlane aromatic?
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2009, 10:29:26 AM »

You could also check a textbook for the definition of aromatic, there is, as I recall a pretty simple caluclation, that involes summing the electrons.  It will come in handy for you in the future, if you have to know the aromaticity of an anion, or a cation, see here:
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Re: Is pyridine/napthlane aromatic?
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2009, 08:56:30 AM »

yes and yes.
the double bonds provide 6 pi electrons in pyridine, while the electrons on the nitrogen do not partake in this aromaticity. (ie this is a "basic" nitrogen. a nitrogen whose electron pairs give rise to aromaticity would be significantly less basic).
napthalene has 10 electrons as part of its aromatic system, and according to huckel's 4N+2 rule (here with n=4), it is aromatic.
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