Huckel's rule: aromatic vs. antiaromatic (11)





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Published on Aug 26, 2008

Organic chemistry: How to use Huckel's Rule to determine whether a molecule is aromatic, antiaromatic, or nonaromatic.

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(1) The rule for determining hybridization
(2) The rule for determining hybridization, concluded
(3) The exception to the rule for determining hybridization
(4) What are the valence orbitals of hybridized atoms?
(5) "Flat", "cyclic", "completely conjugated"
(6) Counting pi electrons
(7) Counting pi electrons--harder problems
(8) Counting pi electrons--more problems
(9) Counting pi electrons--more problems
(10) Counting pi electrons--more problems
(11) Counting pi electrons--even more problems
(12) Counting pi electrons--rings with substituents
(13) Counting pi electrons--polycyclics
(14) Counting pi electrons--radicals; and a puzzle
(15) Counting pi electrons--triple bonds
(16) The lesson from triple bonds
(17) A deeper look: why do the rules work?
(18) A deeper look, continued
(19) A deeper look: Why is there an "exception to the rule" for hybridization?
(20) A deeper look: Why "flat"?
(21) A deeper look: Why "4n+2"? Molecular orbitals
(22) Why "4n+2"? Frost diagrams
(23) Why "4n+2"?
(24) Why "4n+2"?
(25) Why "4n+2"?

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