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Ch. 6 Aromatic compounds

any compound that is not aromatic aliphatic, or "fatty"
Huckel's rule 4n+2pi electrons is an aromatic compound
compound that fits characteristics of aromatic except Huckel's rule antiaromatic
aromatic compounds referred to as aryl and arenes
ortho or 0 1,2 disubstituted
meta or m 1,3 disubstituted
para or p 1,4 disubstituted
benzene characteristics all 6 C atoms are sp2 hybridized, each of the six orbitals overlaps equally with its two neighbors. as a result delocalized e- form 2 pi e- clouds, one above plane, one below
aromatic rings react with bromine or chlorine in the presence of what a Lewis acid such as FeCl3, FeBr3, AlBr3, AlCl3
types of substitution reactions benzene can undergo halogenation, sulfonation, nitration, alkylation, and acylation
what is the least reactive substituted aromatic compound Nitro compound.
activators substituent groups that donate electron density
deactivators substituent groups that withdraw electron density
Created by: adam87