Is Cyclo-octatetraene aromatic?

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S Sumit

Cyclo-octatetraene is not planar rather it is tub shaped. Therefore it is a non-planar system having 8 n-electrons.
Hence the molecule is not aromatic since it does not contain a planar cyclic cloud having (4n + 2) n-electrons.

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