Aromatic Compounds

  • Aromatic compounds have planar structures with delocalised bonding
  • Benzene is an example of an aromatic ring
  • Delocalised bonding increases the stability of aromatic molecules
  • Benzene undergoes electrophilic substitution reactions
  • Benzene is an important starting material for organic syntheses
  • Key mechanisms for benzene’s electrophilic substitution are nitration and Friedel-Crafts acylation.