What do chemists call a benzene ring with Iron atoms replacing the Carbon atoms?

A ferrous wheel.

Who says organic chemistry can’t be fun? OK, aside from most people who have taken a course in it…

Nevertheless, the subject is one with a remarkable range of applications with which anyone who eats, drinks, uses medicine, or drives a car should should be at least passingly familiar. It is also the field of study that encompasses such amazing new discoveries as graphene.

Graham Patrick‘s forthcoming Organic Chemistry; A Very Short Introduction offers just the right amount of information to get anyone “up to speed” on the subject. So the next time someone tells a joke such as:

Why did Carbon marry Hydrogen?

They bonded well from the minute they met.

You’ll be the first one laughing.