Chapter 11 : Arenes and Aromaticity
The simplest, yet the most important compound in this class of organic compounds is
are hydrocarbons based on benzene units.
" was originally used to describe these compounds since many have pleasent smells.
To the chemist, the word aromatic also carries with it
The unusual stability of benzene compared to closely related alkenes is what makes it important and gives benzene its own set of characteristic reactions.
Reactions of benzenes are often quite recognisable from other systems by the forcing reaction conditions that are often required.
Benzenes and Substituted Benzenes
What is it
the Huckel rule
Molecular Orbital aspects
Other hydrocarbon systems
Reactions of the benzylic position
Dr. Ian Hunt
, Department of Chemistry