Students will be able to
- describe and explain the bonding in benzene,
- describe the structure of benzene and compare it with cycloalkenes,
- outline the different methods used to synthesize benzene,
- name benzene derivatives and use IUPAC nomenclature to name multisubstituted derivatives,
- recall which substituents are ortho, meta, and para directing, and therefore predict the products of substitution reactions,
- describe the physical properties of benzene.