Learning Outcomes are summarized lists of the main ideas/skills that students should take away from a chapter. “Learning Outcomes” lists are not exhaustive; there may be other ideas/skills covered in the chapter that are also useful but not necessarily the main focus.
For Chapter 9 the Learning Outcomes are:
1. Apply criteria to determine if a ring is aromatic, anti-aromatic or non-aromatic.
2. Be able to identify the hybridization of atoms within a ring and determine if lone pairs of electrons are contributing to the aromaticity as pi electrons or held within a hybridized orbital.
3. Using properties of aromatic compounds, understand that aromatic rings are inert to most reaction conditions [except for electrophilic aromatic substitutions (Chapter 10)].
4. Name simple aromatic compounds.
5. Draw an aromatic compound from its IUPAC name.