Aromatic Hydrocarbons

AROMATIC HYDROCARBON

  • Aromatic hydrocarbons are also called arenes due to their pleasant odor.
  • Aromatic compounds are highly unsaturated and most of them contain a benzene ring.
  • Benzene ring is a hexagonal ring with alternate double bonds.
  • Aromatic compounds often retain the unsaturation of the benzene ring in reactions.
  • Some aromatic hydrocarbons may not contain a benzene ring but have other highly unsaturated rings.
  • Aromatic compounds that contain a benzene ring are known as benzenoids.
  • Aromatic compounds that do not contain a benzene ring are known as non-benzenoids.