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Does the amine group participate in resonance in aniline? [duplicate]

When we draw resonance structures of aniline, 8 electrons participate in resonance, making it antiaromatic. But in our school textbook, it is said to be aromatic. Does the lone pair of $\ce{NH2}$ ...
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Why is styrene an aromatic compound? [duplicate]

Why is styrene aromatic? Doesn't it have 8 pi electrons, thereby violating Hückel's rule? Can someone offer an alternate, more through explanation?
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Aromaticity of chlorobenzene [duplicate]

Hückel's rule predicts that; a planar ring molecule will have aromatic properties if it has 4n+2 π electrons in conjugation. If 4n π electrons are in cyclic conjugation, then it is anti-aromatic. So, ...
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Is pyrene aromatic despite failing Hückel's rule?

Pyrene doesn't seem to be aromatic. However, sources claim that it is aromatic. Considerations: Pyrene is cyclic. ✓ Pyrene is flat (planar). ✓ Pyrene has 16 π electrons. Every atom in the ring ...
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Is nitrogen of aniline sp² or sp³ hybridized? [duplicate]

I found a thread which discussed this which totally confused me. (refer to the part of the link which talks about $\ce{sp^2/sp^3}$) The question "How to rationalise the resonance structures and ...
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What is the justification for Hückel's rule?

I know that experimentally, the rule has been verified but I am having trouble understanding why it works. I see no reason why equivalent cyclic structures can undergo resonance and be just as stable. ...
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Can a cyclic amine form an amide?

This is a question from the Cambridge International Examinations October/November 2017 (pdf from, pdf via the Wayback Machine). I need to understand why the secondary amine in the ...
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Do the π-electrons from the C=O bond in tropone contribute to Hückel 's rule?

This is a continuation of Is tropone aromatic? I'm looking at the resonance form that does have the carbonyl double-bond, 1a. Can this resonance structure also be considered aromatic? Would the ...
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Is Magnesium Oxide alkali [closed]

Given that Magnesium Hydroxide is an alkali, can we say Magnesium Oxide is an alkali since dissolving Magnesium Oxide in water can produce Magnesium Hydroxide?
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Generalizations regarding functional groups on benzene ring

While studying several organic mechanisms (high school level), I came to an interesting generalization. I claim that negative charge on phenoxide ion first ALWAYS delocalises onto the ring and then ...
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