There is another unsaturated hydrocarbon that falls into a class by itself. It is benzene. Derivatives of benzene are called aromatic compounds. Although it is not technically true, for our purposes at the moment, the benzene ring that will be described in the following pages can be considered the functional group of the aromatic compounds. Although that is not technically correct, it is a good starting point, and we can modify that concept later.
In the pages of this section we will look at the structure, nomenclature and chemical reactions of benzene and the aromatic compounds.
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