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16.11: Solutions to Additional Exercises

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    1. Aromatic

    2. Antiaromatic

    3. Nonaromatic

    4. Aromatic

    5. Aromatic

    6. Nonaromatic


    Compound A will be more acidic than compound B due to the aromaticity of its conjugate base. When compound A loses its proton, the new lone pair of electrons can delocalize with the double bonds in the ring, whereas when compound B is deprotonated, its new lone pair of electrons is localized on the nitrogen. Compound B is the stronger base.




    Thymine and Cytosine are derivatives of purine. Adenine and Guanine are derivatives of pyrimidine.