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
  • polymers.
  • 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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