a: Base electrons ~
b: teeth that want to bite a proton
What: "My weird way of thinking about basicity: The lone pair of a base is like teeth that want to bite a proton.
The bigger the teeth, the stronger the base. EDGs make the teeth bigger, EWGs suck the teeth back into the gums.
When the teeth are involved with aromaticity, that's like they're already chewing something, so they're not available to bite a proton."
Writer: Not Stated
Date: Jul 17 2013 5:35 PM
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