Benzene (C6H6)

Benzene (C6H6),

Definition of Benzene (C6H6):

  1. A colourless volatile liquid hydrocarbon present in coal tar and petroleum, and used in chemical synthesis. Its use as a solvent has been reduced because of its carcinogenic properties.

  2. Highly flammable aromatic hydrocarbon used as a versatile solvent and feedstock for hundreds of products such as paints, plastics, and rubber. It is derived from toluene (hydrocarbon derived from petroleum) or fractional distillation of coal tar. A known carcinogen, it is also called benzol or varnish makers and painters (VM&P) naphtha. See also benzene poisoning.

How to use Benzene (C6H6) in a sentence?

  1. The new targets relate to a number of chemicals including benzene, carbon monoxide and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.

Meaning of Benzene (C6H6) & Benzene (C6H6) Definition