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Is benzene a cyclo-something?

Post 1

Sea Change

I know of benzene mostly because of the story on how it was discovered, not because I know chemistry. It seems that it doesn't fit either pattern given here.


Is benzene a cyclo-something?

Post 2

Sea Change

Drat, I meant to post this under the Further Organic Chemistry Edited Entry.smiley - sadface


Is benzene a cyclo-something?

Post 3

Rho

Benzene's a different type of organic compound: an arene / aromatic compound. A key difference between cyclo-compounds and aromatic compounds is that aromatic compounds have a ring of carbon atoms at their centre that contains delocalised electrons - electrons that do not 'belong' to any one carbon atom, but which move freely between all the carbon atoms in the ring. smiley - smiley

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