Benzene

An aromatic hydrocarbon used in the manufacture of many organic compounds.

There are many different ways of representing te benzene ring, three of which are shown below:

The most common representation of a benzene ring is now as shown in the diagram below:


Symbol
C6H6

Discovered
Michael Faraday 1825

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Density 879 kgm-3Clip
Melting Point 279 KClip
Boiling Point 353 KClip
Flash Point 262 KClip
Specific heat capacity 1700 Jkg-1K-1Clip
Latent heat of evaporation 400000 Jkg-1Clip
Thermal conductivity 0.14 Wm-1K-1Clip
Refractive index 1.5011 at 589.3nm 101.3kPa 0CClip
Dielectric constant 2.3 Clip
Acoustic wave velocity (longitudinal bulk waves) 1322 ms-1Clip
Velocity of sound 1300 ms-1Clip
Bulk Modulus of Rigidity 1100000000 Nm-2Clip
Surface Tension 0.0289 Nm-1Clip
Viscosity 0.000647 Nsm-2Clip
Kinematic Viscosity 7.36063708759954E-07 m2s-1Clip
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See also: Aromatic Ring, Azobenzene, Carbon, Faraday, Michael, Hydrogen, Phenyl, Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Toluene, Trinitrotoluene.

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Subjects: Chemistry


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