She said that her name was nitrobenzene, as it caused a scene,
Six carbons, two oxygens, nitrogen, five hydrogens,
In a plane, delocalized, all around (repeat this line)
She was organic, aromatic, with a functional group,
No alkanes, alkenes or alkynes to be found around here,
Conjugated, nonchiral, with pi-electrons
My prof always tells me, about alkyl halides,
And alcohols, phenols and aldehydes,
Oxidation gives ketones, or carboxylic acids.
Mind your ethers and esters, amines and amides.
Nitrobenzene has no isomers,
It's just a molecule who knows that it only has one,
Second functional group? There is none.
Nitrobenzene (click to download)