MCAT Basics Podcast

Aromatic Compounds

This MCAT podcast covers aromatic compounds. I cover the definition of aromatic compounds, how to determine if a compound is aromatic (Huckle’s rule), and the properties of aromatic compounds.

  • [02:12] Definition of an Aromatic Compound
  • [04:09] Criteria for Aromaticity
  • [06:06] How to Count Pi Electrons
  • [07:48] Criteria for Antiaromaticity
  • [09:58] Polycyclic and Heterocyclic Aromatic Compounds
  • [12:10] Common Aromatic Compounds
  • [15:02] Properties of Aromatic Compounds
  • [20:23] Aromatic Rings in Biology

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Sam Smith

Sam completed his Bachelors of Science in Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. Following his graduation, he worked at the National Institutes of Health Vaccine Research Center studying HIV. Meanwhile, with a microphone in his garage, Sam founded the MCAT Basics podcast. The podcast has grown to become the top rated MCAT podcast on iTunes. In addition to podcasting, Sam enjoys the outdoors, sports, and his friends and family.

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