Pyridine, pyrimidine and imidazole, which is the most basic?

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Hi, I was wondering in the case of comparing pyridine, pyrimidine and imidazole, which is the most basic? I know that in pyrimidine the Nitrogen electrons are delocalized in the aromatic ring and thus the electrons are not available for electron donating (correct me if I'm wrong)Thus pyridine is more basic than pyrimidine. But why imidazole is more basic than pyridine?

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Answer on Question #43446 - Chemistry - Physical ChemistryQuestion:Hi, I was wondering in the case of comparing pyridine, pyrimidine and imidazole, which is the mostbasic?I know that in pyrimidine the Nitrogen electrons are delocalized in the aromatic ring and thus theelectrons are not availabl

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