Theories about the Aromatic Bonds in Benzene

Abstract

The classical formula of benzene has three double bonds. In accordance with the molecular orbital (MO) theory these can be arranged as shown in Fig. 8. If the two double bonds in butadiene interact with the production of delocalized π-electrons which can move over the system of four C-atoms (see p. 15), then this must also be the case with the three double bonds in benzene. However, this movement can here be considered as a rotation.

Keywords

Benzene Hydrocarbon Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Naphthalene Pyrrole 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Clar
    • 1
  1. 1.University of GlasgowScotland

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