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Videos: 3 results
Aromatic Compounds  
A molecular model of benzene, the reactions of bromine with cylohexane, cyclohexene, benzene, phenol, and toluene, the effect of substituents and number of methyl groups on the electron density of aromatic rings, and chlorination reactions of methyl benzenes are demonstrated.
Aromatic Compounds
Phenols and Quinones  
Ferric chloride test for phenols, nitration of acetaminophen, extraction of dichloroindophenol, oxidation of phenols with sodium periodate, nucleophilic addition to quinones, "purple benzene", oxidation of 2,6-Dit-butlhydoquinone, decolorization of crystal violet, and chameleon emulsion are demonstrated.
Alcohols |
Aromatic Compounds |
Phenols
TNT Detonation  
TNT is stable in the presence of shock, but can be detonated by adding a chemical priming agent.
Oxidation / Reduction |
Thermodynamics |
Aromatic Compounds |
Reactions
Assessment Questions: First 3 results
Conjugation (1 Variations)
A collection of 1 assessment questions about Conjugation
MO Theory |
Aromatic Compounds
Radicals (9 Variations)
A collection of 9 assessment questions about Radicals
Addition Reactions |
Free Radicals |
Mechanisms of Reactions |
Reactions |
Aromatic Compounds
Aromatic (26 Variations)
A collection of 26 assessment questions about Aromatic
Aromatic Compounds |
Nomenclature / Units / Symbols |
Reactions |
Electrophilic Substitution |
Mechanisms of Reactions |
Oxidation / Reduction |
Resonance Theory |
Addition Reactions |
Carbocations |
Synthesis
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Molecular Structures: First 3 results
Benzene C6H6

3D Structure

Link to PubChem

Aromatic Compounds

1_2-xylene C8H10

3D Structure

Link to PubChem

Aromatic Compounds

1_3-xylene C8H10

3D Structure

Link to PubChem

Aromatic Compounds

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Journal Articles: First 3 results.
Pedagogies:
The Aromaticity of Pericyclic Reaction Transition States  Henry S. Rzepa
Presents an approach that combines two fundamental concepts in organic chemistry, chirality and aromaticity, into a simple rule for stating selection rules for pericyclic reactions in terms of achiral Hckel-aromatic and chiral Mbius-aromatic transition states.
Rzepa, Henry S. J. Chem. Educ. 2007, 84, 1535.
Alkanes / Cycloalkanes |
Alkenes |
Aromatic Compounds |
Mechanisms of Reactions |
Stereochemistry
Electronic Structure Principles and Aromaticity  P. K. Chattaraj, U. Sarkar, and D. R. Roy
Electronic structure principles dictate that aromatic molecules are associated with low energy, polarizability, and electrophilicity but high hardness values, while antiaromatic molecules possess the opposite characteristics. These relationships are demonstrated through B3LYP/6-311G** calculations on benzene and cyclobutadiene.
Chattaraj, P. K.; Sarkar, U.; Roy, D. R. J. Chem. Educ. 2007, 84, 354.
Aromatic Compounds |
Molecular Properties / Structure |
Quantitative Analysis |
Theoretical Chemistry |
Alkenes |
Quantum Chemistry
Acid-Catalyzed Isomerization of Carvone to Carvacrol  Richard A. Kjonaas and Shawn P. Mattingly
Describes the acid-catalyzed isomerization of carvone (oil of spearmint) to carvacrol (oil of origanum). The experiment demonstrates several important concepts including formation of a carbocation by protonation of an alkene, rearrangement of a carbocation, deprotonation of a carbocation, acid-catalyzed enolization, and aromaticity.
Kjonaas, Richard A.; Mattingly, Shawn P. J. Chem. Educ. 2005, 82, 1813.
Aromatic Compounds |
Medicinal Chemistry |
Natural Products |
NMR Spectroscopy
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Other Resources: 3 results
Aromatic Hydrocarbons  Ed Vitz, John W. Moore
A section of ChemPrime, the Chemical Educations Digital Library's free General Chemistry textbook.
Aromatic Compounds
Conjugated Systems  Ed Vitz, John W. Moore
A section of ChemPrime, the Chemical Educations Digital Library's free General Chemistry textbook.
Aromatic Compounds
Coumarin, Naphthalene, and Additional Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons  William F. Coleman
The featured molecules this month are drawn from two papers. The first, "One-Pot Synthesis of 7-Hydroxy-3-carboxycoumarin in Water", is a Green Chemistry feature by Fringuelli, Piermatti, and Pizzo. The three-dimensional versions of the molecules in the synthesis of the coumarin derivative are directly tied to the reaction scheme included in the paper, opening the possibility of showing large numbers of complex synthetic pathways in this manner.The second paper is "Determining the Carbon-Carbon Distance in an Organic Molecule with a Ruler" by Simoni, Tubino, and Ricchi. This article describes an experiment to determine the size of a naphthalene molecule, using an extension of classic experiments for determining molecular size and Avogadro's number. While the structure of naphthalene will come as no surprise to most students, the molecule collection also includes additional polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) that can be used to introduce students to the environmental and health issues related to these molecules.
Molecular Modeling |
Molecular Properties / Structure |
Aromatic Compounds