• Benzene is the parent compound of the large family of organic compounds known as aromatic compounds.
  • Unlike cyclohexane, benzene only contains six hydrogen atoms, giving the impression that the ring is unsaturated and each carbon atom participates in one double bond.
  • Delocalized electrons are electrons that are not confined to the bond between two atoms, but are instead allowed to move between three or more.
  • The sp2 hybridization of the carbon atoms results in a planar molecule as opposed to the puckered structure of cyclo hexane.
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