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Sun September 29, 2013 By: Shubhashri Chavan

hello sir, I wanted to know, that why does aromatic compounds are more stable than alkanes ?

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Mon September 30, 2013
Aromatic compounds are more stable than alkanes because of resonance. Due to resonance, the pi-electron charge in these compounds gets delocalised. This delocalisation of electrons results in the stronger bonds than the normal pi- bonds and sigma bonds. 
 
Because aromatic compounds (like benzene) are flat, they stack well, and so have higher melting and boiling points than corresponding alkanes and alkenes.
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