Unformatted text preview: You should be able to draw 5 resonance structures for this anion. (b) (7 points) Draw all important contributing resonance structures for the conjugate base of 1,3,5-cycloheptatriene. You should be able to draw 7 resonance structures for this anion. (c) (8 points) Why is 1,3,5-cycloheptatriene a weaker acid than 1,3-cyclopentadiene, even though its conjugate base has more contributing resonance structures? Use the back of this page if you need more space for your answer. (Hint : Think about the concept of aromaticity…)...
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- Spring '08
- conjugate base, Dr. Bocknack, important contributing resonance