Explore BrainMass
Share

Benzene is much less reactive than 1, 3, 5-cyclohexatriene

This content was COPIED from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

Why is benzene much less reactive than 1, 3, 5-cyclohexatriene?

© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 21, 2019, 2:13 pm ad1c9bdddf
https://brainmass.com/chemistry/organic-chemistry-bonding/benzene-much-less-reactive-cyclohexatriene-117491

Solution Preview

Evidence for the enhanced thermodynamic stability of benzene was obtained from measurements of the heat released when double bonds in a six-carbon ring are hydrogenated (hydrogen is added catalytically) to give cyclohexane as a common product. Cyclohexane represents a low-energy reference point. Addition of hydrogen to cyclohexene produces cyclohexane and releases heat amounting to ...

Solution Summary

Evidence for the enhanced thermodynamic stability of benzene was obtained from measurements of the heat released when double bonds in a six-carbon ring are hydrogenated (hydrogen is added catalytically) to give cyclohexane as a common product.

$2.19