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The stability of an aromatic benzene ring that has other things attached, such as halides or OH groups, is discussed. The substitution reaction is detailed and the behavior of the strong electrophile initiating the reaction is described. Diagrams of the electrophile behavior and relatively stable carbocations are given. How a ring stabilizes after bonding is discussed, which will be very useful for your class.
Chemistry scholars learn to identify and name cycloalkane and benzene structures. The diagrams used to demonstrate are distinct and the explanations are clear. Learning check and solution slides are embedded within the presentation. This coherent PowerPoint is a valuable addition to your collection of chemistry resources.
Nine action-packed organic chemistry exercises are contained in this mini-unit on carbon containing compounds. Examples include constructing models of alkanes, producing aromatic esters, and preparing pigments for paint and dyes. Chemistry scholars learn to write molecular formulas and draw structures for carbon compounds. Because of the complexity of the activities and level of skills required, this would not be recommended for first-year chemistry classes. It is, however, a superior resource!