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Plzz help..Its a big doubt.. In nomenclature for aromatic compounds , when do we use "phenyl". Is its C6H5 or any side chain on the ring compound.. Is its for side chain , then if NO2 group is there on the ring , why we write nitrobenzene & not phenylbenzene?

Plzz help..Its a big doubt..


In nomenclature for aromatic compounds , when do we use "phenyl". Is its C6H5 or any side chain on the ring compound..


Is its for side chain , then if NO2 group is there on the ring , why we write nitrobenzene & not phenylbenzene?

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rachit saxena
16 Points
10 years ago

if from benzene a hydrogen is removed then the compound C6H5 is called phenyl.

but if a group ex. N02 is attached then it is no more a free phenyl, as in place of hydrogen a group is attached (no vacant place). thus it is called differently as nitrobenzene.

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