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Aromatic compounds were named for their characteristic odor before Kekul? Kekule had discovered the structure of benzene and long before molecular orbitals orbitals were understood.

Tell me why aromatic compounds are more stable than a ball-and-stick model of their structures might suggest.

Can you tell us why early chemists used the term "aromatic" for this class of compounds?

This curry is aromatic and delicious! What a wonderful aroma is coming from the kitchen. Aromatherapy smells nice, but does it actually cure anything?

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