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Unit: Aromatic compounds

Would a cyclohexatriene by any other name smell as sweet? In this tutorial, Sal and Jay explain how to name benzene derivatives, the sometimes sweet-smelling cyclic molecules that can be used in the synthesis of explosives and plastics.
In this tutorial, Sal shows the mechanism of Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution and the reactions of bromination and Friedel-Crafts Acylation.
In this tutorial, Jay shows you the directing effects of substituents on a benzene ring. Knowledge of Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution reactions is assumed.
In this tutorial, Jay shows the addition-elimination mechanism and the elimination-addition mechanism.

About this unit

The distinctive electronic structure of aromatic leads to some distinctive reactivity! We will be covering the naming of benzene derivatives, stability of aromatic compounds, electrophilic aromatic substitution, and nucleophilic aromatic substitution.