Aromatic Compounds


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Aromatic Compounds
1011303Aromatic CompoundsAromatic compounds are conjugated, unsaturated cyclic compounds that have a much greater stability than their acyclic conjugated analogs. They also undergo different chemical reactions than their acyclic alkene analogs. The best-known aromatic compound is benzene. Benzene, C6H6, has a low hydrogen-to-carbon ratio (1:1) in comparison with monoalkenes (2:1). Some of the first benzenoid (benzene-like) compounds were isolated from natural products. These compounds had pleasant aromas and were called aromatic compounds. Not all aromatic compounds have pleasant aromas and several are very toxic. Aromatic compounds are called arenes
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Daniel R. Bloch: Organic Chemistry, Second edition. Aromatic Compounds, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2012), AccessEngineering Export