(1) Benzene is completely insoluble in water, it is a volatile liquid at room
temperature, and it is fairly unreactive. The properties of other aromatics are reflective
of benzene but vary according to the substituents added to the ring in place of one of
(2) The term "aromatic" has its origin in the fact that certain aromatic
substances (for example: oil of bitter almonds, vanilla, and oil of wintergreen) contain
the benzene ring. The possession of an odor is not characteristic, however, of all
(3) Aromatic hydrocarbons are the starting point for many medicinally
important compounds, as the following examples indicate.
relief of severe pain.
For relief of moderate pain.
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StimulantFor diet control,