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    Any clues to this question because Im stuck

    1) describe the bonding in a benzene molecule (Kekule's structure) (4 marks)

    things I wrote: 6 carbon atoms with 3 double bonds attached to a hydrogen atom.


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    (Original post by Frank Peters)
    Any clues to this question because Im stuck

    1) describe the bonding in a benzene molecule (Kekule's structure) (4 marks)

    things I wrote: 6 carbon atoms with 3 double bonds attached to a hydrogen atom.


    I do OCR A

    Thank you!!
    Its a little more complicated than that, though you have the basics correct

    Which textbook do you use, and what does the book tell you?
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    (Original post by TutorsChemistry)
    Its a little more complicated than that, though you have the basics correct

    Which textbook do you use, and what does the book tell you?
    Oxford one

    - there are delocalised electrons above and below the carbon ring
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    Good. Thats a newish concept at your stage, does it make sense?

    Are there 3 individual double bonds in Kekule's structure according to your book and notes?
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    (Original post by Frank Peters)
    Any clues to this question because Im stuck

    1) describe the bonding in a benzene molecule (Kekule's structure) (4 marks)

    things I wrote: 6 carbon atoms with 3 double bonds attached to a hydrogen atom.


    I do OCR A

    Thank you!!
    According to the Kekule structure, your description is quite good. You may mention that three single bonds exist too. You even named the dellocalised electrons in a post below. Can you describe the meaning of dellocalised electrons or why they come into being?
 
 
 
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