We are taught in High school that aromatic compounds are highly stable. Why is that true?
Also, Why are Antiaromatic compounds highly unstable?
Aromatic compounds have 4n+2 (n is a whole number) electrons whereas anti-aromatic compounds have 4n electrons (n is a natural number)
The difference in number of electrons in aromatic and anti-aromatic compounds is just of two, right? So what role do those two electrons play in making the compound so stable?
Please explain in detail.