Electrophilic substitution

1. The structure of benzeneThe elucidation of the structure of benzene provides an interesting example of how science can progress. The structure of benzene had been puzzling chemists for years as none of the linear structures proposed could explain its properties. Friedrich Kekulé (1829-1896) was originally trained as an architect but switched to studying chemistry after hearing a lecture by Justus von Liebig. Kekulé...

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