# Why aromatic compounds have pi-electrons clouds above and below the plane [closed]

## closed as off-topic by Jannis Andreska, airhuff, Pritt Balagopal, Mithoron, Todd MinehardtAug 14 '17 at 12:50

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• Hmm, do you know what aromatic compounds are in the first place? If not, check the wikipedia article for Aromaticity. – Pritt Balagopal Aug 14 '17 at 4:40

That is just how Aromaticity is defined. Simply put, it means you have delocalized $\pi$ electrons in some circular structure. Being above and below the molecular plane is simply a property of $\pi$ orbitals/electrons.