How can I assess strain energy of cyclopropane and aromatic stabilization of benzene with homodesmotic reactions?
You can find out how to assess the strain energy of cyclopropane here.
To assess the aromatic stabilization of benzene, you determine the energy change for the reaction
All bonds are
Each side of the equation has
#sp^2#σ C-H bonds
#sp^2#σ C-C bonds
#sp^2#C-C π bonds
Since all bond types are matched, the value of