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explain wether cyclo octotetraenyl dianion is aromatic or not and why/

explain wether cyclo octotetraenyl dianion is aromatic or not and why/

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Seema K
31 Points
6 years ago
I hope you mean cyclooctatetraenide ion. Yes, it is aromatic. Becoz, it contains 10 pi electrons; so 4n+2 rule tells n = 2. When 2 negative charges are formed u have 3 pi bonds in the rings. Plus, it is planar and there is complete delocalization in the ring making it aromatic.

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