Saturday, January 26, 2008

IIT JEE Revision - Benzene Chemical Properties and Reactions

Even though double bonds are present, benzene is quite stable and does not undergo common addition reactions undergone by alkenes.

Benzene and other arenes undergo following types of reactions.

1. substitution
2. addition
3. oxidation

Substitution reactions are covered in different posts

Addition reactions

1. hydrogen
2. halogens
3. ozone


Oxidation of benzene
Oxidation of alkyl side chain

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