Further organic chemistry 2
The final section of organic chemistry at A level covers the chemistry of:
- aromatic compounds (arenes)
- nitrogen containing compounds including amines, amino acids and proteins
- molecules of life - DNA.
The nomenclature of aromatic compounds and amines is more complicated than that of other classes of compounds that have been studied because there are a number of different, yet current, schemes of nomenclature in use, and students often find this lack of a single consistent approach confusing.
The mechanism covered in this area is electrophilic aromatic substitution.
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