# If graphite's just a huge polymer of benzene why isn't it an aromatic compound (polymer?)

My teacher had once told me that graphite was just an insanely huge polymer of benzene (Those weren't his exact words but the gist). Today While we were studying aromaticity in organic compounds we steadily advanced from benzene to napthalene the annulenes and so on. What really stuck me was how as the number of benzene rings increased the stuff tended towards graphite (atleast thats what the structure seemed to indicate). So the main question is why isn't graphite aromatic if its just a big collection of benzene molecules

• +1 (possibly helpful ion.chem.usu.edu/~boldyrev/graphene.php) and so I've just asked How is the aromaticity in graphene different from the aromaticity in benzene? – uhoh May 13 '19 at 0:57