Questions tagged [aromatic-compounds]

For questions about the properties and reactions of aromatic compounds. This tag should also be applied to antiaromatic compounds. This tag should not be applied to general questions about resonance, use the [resonance] tag instead.

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What is Craig's Rule for Aromaticity ? Explain with an example [on hold]

What is Craig's Rule for Aromaticity ? Explain with an example.
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What is non-hückel double bond of Aromaticity? [duplicate]

Chemistry of Aromaticity. What's non hückel double bond ? What are the difference between hückel and non-hückel double bond ? [ Here, in figure the green one is non hückel double bond ]
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How to make 1,1-diphenyl-1-butene from benzophenone and 1-bromopropane?

I would like to know the method of syntheses of making 1,1-diphenyl-1-butene $(\ce{C16H16})$ from benzophenone $(\ce{(C6H5)2CO},$ generally abbreviated $\ce{Ph2CO})$ and 1-bromopropane $(\ce{...
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Synthesis of phenethyl alcohol from benzene

How can I make phenethyl alcohol $(\ce{C6H5CH2CH2OH})$ from benzene? I have got information that phenethyl alcohol is made from benzene by Friedel-Crafts reaction between benzene and ethylene oxide ...
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Why do the induction effects of fluorobenzene decrease electrophilic addition reactivity, conjugation effects increase selectivity?

Fluorobenzene shows signs of both the electron withdrawing and electron donating groups on benzene. Electrophilic substitution to the ring is less reactive because the fluorine is very electronegative ...
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Reaction of chlorobenzene with CH3Cl/AlCl3 in boiling benzene [closed]

At first thought my answer came out to be 4 chlorotoluene. But, the answer given to us is toluene. I believe it might have something to do with boiling benzene. Does that have any effect on the ...
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Will cyclopenta-2,4-dienecarbaldehyde undergo aldol condensation or cannizzaro reaction?

The following question was given in an exam.Which of the following undergo aldol condensation ? Given answer : a,b,c My answer: b,c My Logic : Cyclopenta-2,4-dienecarbaldehyde(1) on reaction with ...
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Does benzene react with steam to create an alcohol?

Benzene has a molecular formula of $\ce{C6H6},$ right? Surely it has some alkene-like properties because of the double bonds, so can it undergo a hydration reaction to create alcohol?
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What will be the product ratio if I do chlorination of p-toluic acid?

If I do chlorination of p-toluic acid using Lewis catalyst, e.g. $\ce{FeCl3},$ what will be the ratio of major product to side product? Main product shall be 3-chloro-p-toluic acid and other product ...
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How would one carboxylate CBG into its acid form, CBGA?

I have a project that would require cannabigerolic acid (CBGA) as a synthase substrate, but the only available chemical I can find is cannabigerol (CBG). CBG is the product of CBGA through ...
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How does 1-bromo-2-fluorobenzene react with lithium amalgam? [closed]

How does this organometallic reagent react with 1-bromo-2-fluorobenzene? Does it react like Grignard reagent? If the product of this reaction is then reacted with furan, what will be the final product?...
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Why is ozonolysis of benzene possible?

I was looking at a question which asked to predict the product of reductive ozonolysis of benzene using $\ce{Zn/O3/H2O2}$ and I predicted them correctly using the cleaving of the double bond shortcut ...
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Why is formyl chloride unstable while higher acyl chlorides are stable?

Source: Paula Bruice Ed. 2017 Pg.877 From this excerpt, we infer that formyl chloride is unstable. But how does that affect the reaction in any way? Is it just mentioned as a point to note or does it ...
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Is black phosphorous aromatic?

I know that graphite and boron nitride are aromatic in nature. In a similar way, can black phosphorous too exhibit aromaticity? Since it is essentially the same having 6 membered rings with lone ...
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What is quasi-aromaticity?

During my study of aromaticity, I came through this topic of quasi-aromaticity. Can you please elaborate what Quasi aromatic compounds are and how are they designated?
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Why is the trimethylammonium group a stronger electron withdrawing group than the nitro group?

I was working on a question that basically boils down to deciding whether the nitro group ($\ce{-NO2}$) or the trimethylammonium group ($\ce{-N+(CH3)3}$) on a benzene ring, is a stronger electron ...
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Aromaticity of conjugated cyclic ketones [closed]

Consider the following compounds: Cyclopenta-2,4-dien-1-one Cyclopent-2-en-1-one In both compounds, I can visualize a resonating structure in which the ring follows Huckel's rules by: The $\ce{C=O}$...
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Number of hyperconjugative structures in aromatic systems

I know that to find the number of hyperconjugative structures in aliphatic systems we use the formula $a + 1$ (where $a$ is the number of α-hydrogens in that compound) However, my teacher answered ...
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Consequences of ortho effect on resonance

Consider any carboxylic acid with any group at ortho position. According to ortho effect, the resonance of the $\ce{C=O}$ with the ring is inhibited. Is this resonance entirely lost? Or some little ...
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Why does the -OH group in β-naphthol direct the incoming diazonium salt towards the ortho position? [duplicate]

In the following reactions, the major product W is I was doing this question which asks me the product of a diazotisation coupling reaction between diazonium chloride and β-naphthol. I know ...
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Why is porphyrin aromatic?

I was asked which of the following were aromatic: My understanding of aromatic nature is, that the molecule must be cyclic, planar, every atom in the ring must be sp2-hybridized and the molecule must ...
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Identifying weaker base

Can you tell me the reason behind the answer to this: Which is the weaker base? (a) o-cresol; (b) Trifluoro-o-cresol. Answer: (b) trifluoro-o-cresol. I'm not a student in any institution. So ...
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Does acetophenone show haloform reaction?

Although acetophenone is a methyl ketone, as it is aromatic, it is immiscible in H2O so the last step in the haloform reaction should not occur? I couldn't find any source regarding the haloform ...
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Can benzene undergo Diels–Alder reactions?

I was reading about the Diels–Alder reaction and wondered that since benzene also consists of two conjugated double bonds, then should it also undergo Diels–Alder reactions? If not, then why not?
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Aromaticity of Tropone [duplicate]

When we are determining if a given compound is aromatic using Hückel's rule, we count the number of delocalized $\pi$ electrons. In tropone for example, if I wanted to count the number of delocalized ...
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Organic conversion involving Grignard reagent and alkyl group with a carbonyl carbon on an benzene ring

I have been asked to synthesize the organic compound shown below using the following reagents and solvents. $\ce{Mg, Zn, Hg, FeBr3, AlCl3, Br2, LiAlH4, KMnO4}$, dil. $\ce{H2SO4}$, conc. $\ce{NH3}$, ...
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Nitrobenzene - Aromatic Substitution Reactions

Which EAS (electrophilic aromatic substitution) reactions does nitrobenzene show? We know that nitrobenzene is particularly deactivated towards most such reactions, as the nitro group is strongly ...
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Why is a compound that is more stable gives out less energy upon reaction? [closed]

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 ...
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For a benzene shown in a skeletal structure, what does a substituent to the center of the ring mean? [duplicate]

I have seen diagrams with both the substituents attached to the benzene ring by the edges and other occasions directly to the delocalized ring. What does signify?
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How to Scan Aromatic Dihedrals To Obtain Force Field Parameters

I am trying to generate new force field parameters based on quantum mechanical calculation. I used amber manual "parameter development" title for this and I calculated bond-angle-non bond parameters ...
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Cyclic pent-diene + CHBr3 + t-BuOK. What is the product and how is it formed? [duplicate]

I think the answer is Bromo-Benzene but I am not sure. Please also provide the mechanism as to how the product is obtained.
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Is there a way to form only ortho product without using fractional distillation?

Using benzene and ethane as your only source of carbon in the final molecule, synthesize the following using any useful reagents. Reaction must form pure ortho compound. I have to form the ...
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Why is it aqueous and ethanolic conditions for nucleophillc substitution of cyanide ion with benzyl chloride?

I was doing an exam question where benzyl chloride was undergoing a nucleophilic substitution with cyanide ion to form benzyl cyanide. Please can someone enlighten me as I have never seen both ...
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Mechanism for the addition of chlorine to benzene to form hexachlorocyclohexane

I am familiar with electrophilic substitutions of benzene, with chlorine using a halogen carrier catalyst such as $\ce{AlCl3}$, to produce chlorobenzene, and I am aware of the mechanism. But, ...
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Oxidation of 2-Methyl, 2-Phenyl Propane

Considering oxidation mechanism of side-chains in arenes, it is known that side-chains get oxidized to carboxylic group ($-COOH$). Below is a picture of 2-Methyl, 2-Phenyl Propane. When it gets ...
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Find the increasing order of formation of ortho product

Find the increasing order of ortho product formation when Y is (i) F, (ii) Cl, (iii) Br, (iv) I. We know that halides are ortho, para directing for EAS reactions and we consider the electronic ...
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Mechanism of oxidative dearomatisation with hypervalent iodine

The following step was taken from the synthesis of Kinamycin C on SynArchive. It employs the use of a peculiar reagent, that is, bis(acetoxy)iodobenzene (BAIB), also known as phenyliodine(III) ...
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Why is phenol less basic than aniline in acidic medium? [duplicate]

In acidic medium aniline is m-directing because of protonation of $\ce{NH2}$ group. But why doesn't the same happen in case of phenol, why is phenol an extremely weaker base as compared to aniline?
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Reactivity order of different (alkyl/acyl) halides towards Friedel Crafts reaction?

In Jerry March, in the section discussing the Friedel Crafts reaction, it is mentioned that for the Friedel Crafts Alkylation reaction, the reactivity order of the alkyl halide is (usually) R-F > R-Cl ...
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Partial oxidation of toluene

While reading the preparation of phenol from cumene by reaction with $\ce{H2O2}$ or partial oxidation, I was curious to find out why toluene wasn't used. I checked the literature and found that ...
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Which is easier, the nitration of toluene or the nitration of mesitylene (1,3,5-trimethylbenzene)?

Does the toluene can undergo nitration easier than mesitylene (1,3,5-trimethylbenzene), due to the high repulsion that will occur between $\ce{NO2}$ and the two adjacent methyl groups (in mesitylene ...
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How is a ring formed when a carbon atom in an aliphatic chain attached to benzene ring has a positive charge?

This is my approach towards this problem. First off, a positive charge would appear in the C atom at the end of the chain, and then that carbocation would rearrange into a tertiary carbocation. But I ...
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Kb values of N,N-dimethylaniline derivatives [closed]

I need the $K_\mathrm{b}$ values for ortho-, meta- and para- positions of the following compounds: I've looked and couldn't find them anywhere.
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Isoptope effect on electrophilic aromatic substitution

My book reads Sulphonation will be the most effected electrophilic aromatic substitution reaction when benzene is replaced by hexadeutrobenzene. I am not able to figure out how. All EAS reactions ...
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More stable carbocation, tertiary or benzylic? [duplicate]

This is a very confusing question that which is more stable, benzylic or tertiary butyl carbocation? Some sources say benzylic due to resonance some say tertiary due to +i effect and 9 ...
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Standard abbreviations for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, similar to those for nucleic and amino acids?

The Nature paper Characterizing particulate polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon emissions from diesel vehicles using a portable emissions measurement system addresses polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (p-...
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Kinetic and thermodynamic control of sulphonation of toluene

Sulfonation of toluene with conc. $\ce{H2SO4}$ at room temperature gives ortho- and para-toluenesulphonic acid (with $95 \%$ yield), whereas sulfonation of toluene with conc. $\ce{H2SO4}$ at $\pu{150-...
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How to draw protonated benzene (horseshoe) carbocation structure with ChemDraw?

Is there a way to draw the aromatic "horseshoe" (forgot the official name) structure of a protonated benzene cation (arenium) with ChemDraw, and not the cation with double bonds?
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Basic strength of the compound with an conjugate, and an aromatic amine

According to the source of the question answer is c>a>b but shouldn't the order be c>b>a as (a) is attached to a benzene ring and the lone pair will be delocalized?
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Highly conjugated compounds and the effects of substiuents

TLDR, what is the effect of electron donating and withdrawing groups on the UV-Vis absorption spectra of pi-conjugated system? For a conjugated system, my understanding is that as the extent of ...