Introduction to Aromatic Chemistry

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Define aromatic
Any compound containing a benzene ring
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Define carcinogen
A chemical believed or known to cause cancer
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What did Michael Faraday do in 1825?
Isolated benzene as a by-product and determined the empirical formula of CH
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What did Eilhard Mitscherlich do in 1834?
Found the relative formula mass of benzene to be 78 and the molecular formula C6H6
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In what year did Kekule suggest his structure?
1865
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What was Kekule's structure of benzene?
A 6 carbon ring joined by alternate single and double bonds
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Give 2 natural sources of aromatic compounds
Crude oil and coal
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Name some compounds that can easily be made from benzene
Phenol, cyclohexane, ethylbenzene
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Define empirical formula
The lowest whole number ratio of atoms present in a molecule
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Define molecular formula
The number of atoms of each element present in a molecule
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