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Unformatted text preview: ent it as a 3D view. O O O (–) O (–) O O O O O O The third compound is naphthalene. The structure drawn in the question is the best as both rings are benzene rings. The results of curly arrow diagrams show how naphthalene is delocalised all round the outer ring. In fact these diagrams show the ten electrons in the outer ring – this is a 4n + 2 number and all three diagrams show that naphthalene is aromatic. The lowest MO again has all p- orbitals in phase and has two electrons. . Solut...
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