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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Aromatic quality or character, especially the distinctive structure or properties of the aromatic chemical compounds.

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  • noun organic chemistry The property of organic compounds which have at least one conjugated ring of alternate single bond and double bonds, and exhibit extreme stability.

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Examples

  • For my graduate work, I initially chose a project related to the Pettit work and finished studying the anti-aromaticity of cyclobutadiene.

    Robert H. Grubbs - Autobiography

  • Now, aromaticity is a fuzzy concept, and there is no general agreement on what it is.

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  • Sure, bonding is more difficult, and let's not start about aromaticity.

    Tagging, thesauri or ontologies?

  • NMR shifts will give us experimental backup on our notion of aromaticity, and so do bond lengths.

    Evidence of Aromaticity

  • Based on the new atom type list, I have rewritten the Hückel aromaticity detector and it applies these rules:

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • There are many other details to aromaticity than I just covered.

    Evidence of Aromaticity

  • I asked Peter about this, and whether OpenNMR predicted shifts could indeed confirm aromaticity of compounds, and he replied and showed that the predicted spectra could be used to distinguish between C-C and C=C bonds.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • Aromaticity beyond that is even less well defined than aromaticity in general.

    Evidence of Aromaticity

  • I commented the following which was in moderation at the time of writing, and that gets us to experimental evidence for aromaticity:Thanx for the elaborate answer.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • Very often this is seen as indicating aromaticity.

    Archive 2007-09-01

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