Problem: Sort the following compounds as either containing aromatic rings or cycloalkane/cycloalkene rings.

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We are asked to sort the following compounds as either containing aromatic rings or cycloalkane/cycloalkene rings.


4 Rules of aromaticity: 

1. Cyclic

2. Fully Conjugated 

3. Planar

4. Huckel’s Rule: (4n + 2) number of π electrons


cycloalkane → no double bonds alkane ring

cycloalkene → with double bonds alkane ring (in this specific problem can't be aromatic)


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Sort the following compounds as either containing aromatic rings or cycloalkane/cycloalkene rings.



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