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Unformatted text preview: electrons, 6 and 10, but one can t be certain that there will be real conjugation (overlap). This question doesn t arise in the third molecule because it has the wrong number of electrons anyway, and can t be aromatic. = overlap problem overlap problem In the crazy selenium molecule, those nonbonding electrons will be in an n = 4 p orbital. Will overlap with the adjacent 2 orbitals on carbon be good? No. Will it be aromatic? Yes, if overlap is good enough to provide the six-electron circuit; no if it s not....
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2010 for the course CHEM orgo taught by Professor Jones during the Spring '10 term at NYU.
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