University Chemistry ›› 2021, Vol. 36 ›› Issue (10): 2102043.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX202102043

Special Issue: 化学科普(2021)

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Xiaohuamei Travels across Heterocyclic Countries

Dehong Yang(), Kun Wang, Wanting Zhou, Bing Li, Xiao Feng, Zhenming Zhang, Guangci Zhang, Fuqi Qiao   

  • Received:2021-02-24 Accepted:2021-05-07 Published:2021-05-21
  • Contact: Dehong Yang


Aromaticity is the characteristic of aromatic substances such as aromatic hydrocarbons and aromatic heterocycles, which is both important and difficult in the organic chemistry courses. Based on the structure and properties of benzene and heterocyclic compounds, coupled with wild imagination, this paper wittily tells the story of the college student Xiaohuamei traveling across the heterocyclic country and transforming into princess benzene, forming an eight-member group with the four princes of pyridine, pyrrole, furan and thiophene, the maid cyclopentadiene, the pageboy piperidine and tetrahydrofuran. With the attention of the public, they successfully passed the graduation defense and obtained the qualifications of the aromatic country. The aim is to deepen readers' understanding of the nature, the judgment basis, the structure and properties, as well as application of aromatics and aromatic heterocycles through analogy in a lively way, lead readers to further understand the scientific thought in the development process, and remind people to pay attention to the social impact of aromatic compounds.

Key words: Aromaticity, Aromatic compounds, Judgment basis, Scientific thought, Social influence


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