A compound, such as benzene (C6H6), that seems to contain C=C double bonds but does not react as an alkene does.
a hydrocarbon containing one or more benzene rings that are characteristic of the benzene series of compounds
A substance containing one or more benzene rings. These compounds although unsaturated do not undergo normal reactions for unsaturated compounds as shown by their saturated open-chain analogues. This ability is related to the way in which their bonding electrons are spread evenly over the planar ring. Substances classified as being aromatic include those with one benzene ring such as: - or several rings such as: Certain other compounds can posses aromatic character - ie. they react in an aromatic manner even though they do not have the six-membered carbon ring. This group of compounds includes