Organic Chemistry II
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The module deals with the concept of aromaticity and aromatic compounds. It discusses the characteristic properties of aromatic compounds that are based on the benzene ring as the structural unit. The major part of this module therefore discusses the chemistry of benzene and its derivatives. Components of the module include aromaticity, benzene and its derivatives, heterocyclic aromatic compounds, and polyaromatic hydrocarbons.
The module comprises three units. Unit I discusses important features that make a compound to be aromatic. Aromatic compounds are cyclic conjugated molecules. Unit II discusses electrophilic aromatic substitutions of benzene and its derivatives: Halogenation, nitration, sulphonation and Friedel Crafts reactions. Unit III is on the chemistry of furan, thiophene, pyrrole, and pyridine as representatives of heterocyclic aromatic compounds.