I am not sure how to find out if a molecule is planar or not.


I am studying on how to name whether a molecule is aromatic, antiaromatic or non aromatic. I am having difficulties understanding whether the molecule is planar or not. for example I am not able to determine whether a "cyclohexane with alternating double and single bonds" ( not sure how to name it) is planar or not. Could you help me with that?

  • Usually you should assume that all of the molecules are planar when determining aromaticity if it is not explicitly indicated that it is not planar or drawn in a "weird" way. cyclohexane that has alternating double and single bonds is benzene - the most famous aromatic compound (clutch logo). Nika commented over 2 years ago