How does the structure of benzene differ from the cyclohexane structure?

2 Answers
Jun 23, 2018

Answer:

Cyclohexane does not have an aromatic circle.

Explanation:

Hi,
Cyclohexane has no double bonds between the carbons, its formula is C6H12, while benzene has 3 double bonds with the formula C6H6. Those double bonds are conjugated with the rest of the molecule, which is what we call an "aromatic" cycle.

Jun 23, 2018

Answer:

Well, for a start, the aromatic benzene ring is PLANAR...

Explanation:

Well, for a start, the aromatic benzene ring is PLANAR...i.e. a six-membered ring with all the carbon and hydrogen nuclei occupying the same plane, and each #/_C-C-C# and #/_C-C-H=120^@#. On the other hand, the #C_6H_12# is somewhat puckered...and you should address models to appreciate the axial and equatorial substituents with respect to each ring carbon...