Organic Chemistry 2
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Many natural products and many synthetic drugs are partly aromatic. The steroidal hormone estrone, and the well known analgesic morphine have benzenoid aromatic ring components. The tranquilizer diazepam and aspirin for relief of headaches are examples of such drugs. Heterocyclic compounds such as the well known antimalarial, quinine, possess a quinolide structure. It is essential for chemists to study such important molecules that have benzenoid aromatic ring structures. In chemistry, the properties of a substance come from its structure. This module is essentially about the structure, properties and reactions of aromatic hydrocarbons and heterocyclic aromatic compounds.