I am having trouble relating stability with energy released. For example, I am looking at a statement regarding Benzene that says, since delocalised electron model of Benzene is more stable than the kekule model that has three double bonds, it gives out less energy than the kekule model upon reaction.
I am trying to relate this stability back to my learning of electron stability on different shells. The closer to the nucleus an electron is, the more stable it is, the more energy is released to remove it.
Why is the idea of stability completely different here?