If you’ve ever been in a car, train, plane or even ridden a motorcycle then you have a shared history with benzene. Besides being one of the simplest aromatic compounds in organic chemistry, benzene represents the nature part of many petroleum compounds such as crude oil and gasoline.
Benzene EAS Reactions
A benzene ring doesn’t undergo electrophilic addition like other pi bond containing compounds. In order for it to maintain its aromaticity a benzene ring will undergo Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution Reactions. Listed below are the some of the most important EAS reactions for benzene.