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Benzene

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Which of the following explains why both drawings are equivalent representations of a benzene molecule?

A

The double bonds of a benzene molecule can be drawn anywhere in the molecule so it can be represented as a circle.

B

The electrons in a benzene molecule are localized and therefore can be represented as a circle.

C

The electrons in a benzene molecule are delocalized and therefore can be represented as a circle.

D

The electrons in a benzene molecule are at unknown locations, making it difficult to determine where the double bonds would be. Therefore, a circle is used to represent the double bonding.