benzene?

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benzene?

Postby Parsia Vazirnia 2L » Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:08 pm

Is cyclohexene really benzene?

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Re: benzene?

Postby Chem_Mod » Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:35 pm

Cyclohexene is a cyclohexane with a single double bond.
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Benzene has three double bonds (not considering the resonance hybrid, which is a better approximation of benzene).

cyclohex-1,3,5-ene would technically describe our simple structure of benzene, but it suggests that the electrons are "locked" in place, but we know they're delocalized. So we don't use this name.

Hope this helps.


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