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The structure of the phenyl group attached to an "R" group.

{{#invoke:Hatnote|hatnote}} In organic chemistry, the phenyl group or phenyl ring is a cyclic group of atoms with the formula C6H5. Phenyl groups are closely related to benzene. Phenyl groups have six carbon atoms bonded together in a hexagonal planar ring, five of which are bonded to individual hydrogen atoms, with the remaining carbon bonded to a substituent. Phenyl groups are commonplace in organic chemistry.<ref name=March>March, J. “Advanced Organic Chemistry” 4th Ed. J. Wiley and Sons, 1992: New York. ISBN 0-471-60180-2.</ref> Although often depicted with alternating double and single bonds, phenyl groups are chemically aromatic and show nearly equal bond lengths between carbon atoms in the ring.<ref name=March/><ref name="MSU">"Virtual Textbook of Organic Chemistry: Aromaticity". Michigan State University. http://www2.chemistry.msu.edu/faculty/reusch/VirtTxtJml/react3.htm</ref>


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The structure of the phenyl group attached to an "R" group.

{{#invoke:Hatnote|hatnote}} In organic chemistry, the phenyl group or phenyl ring is a cyclic group of atoms with the formula C6H5. Phenyl groups are closely related to benzene. Phenyl groups have six carbon atoms bonded together in a hexagonal planar ring, five of which are bonded to individual hydrogen atoms, with the remaining carbon bonded to a substituent. Phenyl groups are commonplace in organic chemistry.<ref name=March>March, J. “Advanced Organic Chemistry” 4th Ed. J. Wiley and Sons, 1992: New York. ISBN 0-471-60180-2.</ref> Although often depicted with alternating double and single bonds, phenyl groups are chemically aromatic and show nearly equal bond lengths between carbon atoms in the ring.<ref name=March/><ref name="MSU">"Virtual Textbook of Organic Chemistry: Aromaticity". Michigan State University. http://www2.chemistry.msu.edu/faculty/reusch/VirtTxtJml/react3.htm</ref>


Phenyl group sections
Intro  Nomenclature  Structure, bonding, characterization  Preparation, occurrence, and applications  References  

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