I am well aware that the following compound is non-planar and hence, will not be anti-aromatic but non-aromatic. But I wonder whether resonance will occur to some extent i.e. whether any three consecutive parallel p orbitals will lie in the same plane or not? enter image description here

  • $\begingroup$ This can't show aromaticity as it doesn't obey huckel's rule you can think of non planarity as a measure so as to prevent anti aromaticity then why would it even planarize $\endgroup$ Mar 31 '19 at 13:52
  • $\begingroup$ Will it show resonance? Even to some extent? $\endgroup$ Mar 31 '19 at 13:54
  • $\begingroup$ Aree why would it if resonance would destabilize it $\endgroup$ Mar 31 '19 at 13:58
  • $\begingroup$ With this logic, there should exist no anti-aromatic compound. $\endgroup$ Mar 31 '19 at 13:59
  • $\begingroup$ If molecule is planar resonance will happen aromatic or anti-arometic , it doesn't matter. If non-planar than no $\endgroup$
    – Harsh jain
    Feb 6 '20 at 14:42

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