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Benzene

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    1201
  • [ "article:topic", "Lower Division", "Organic", "authorname:wreusch", "showtoc:no" ]

    The remarkable stability of the unsaturated hydrocarbon benzene has been discussed in Aromaticity. The chemical reactivity of benzene contrasts with that of the alkenes in that substitution reactions occur in preference to addition reactions, as illustrated in the following diagram (some comparable reactions of cyclohexene are shown in the green box).

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