Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsChemistry · 2 months ago

Help with chemistry question please?

Why is benzene more reactive than hexane but less reactive then hexene considering its structure?

Could someone please explain this to me

Thank you

1 Answer

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    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Hexane --  all C to C bonds are single bonds -- most stable structure

    Benzene -- ring structure with alternating double bonds -- that makes it have resonance -- less stable than single bonds but more stable than normal double bonds because of the resonance

    hexene -- 3 double bonds with NO resonance -- least stable

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