I know that benzene is an alkene, but what is Isopropylbenzene -- C9H12 ?
chemistry - bobpursley, Monday, May 5, 2008 at 5:01pm
yes. IT is a cycloalkene.
chemistry - DrBob222, Monday, May 5, 2008 at 5:07pm
The trivial name for isopropylbenzene is cumene. It is a substituted benzene.
chemistry - Priya, Monday, May 5, 2008 at 5:14pm
Therefore cumene is an alkene?
chemistry - DrBob222, Monday, May 5, 2008 at 5:41pm
Since benzene is an arene, I would call it that (an arene). Technically, it is an alkene but usually aromatic hydrocarbons are called arenes to distinguish them from their cousins, the straight chain alkenes. And I suspect an organic chemist would fuss at me for even calling them cousins.