chemical compound benzene (C6H6) is a colorless, flammable,
aromatic hydrocarbon, that is a known carcinogen. It boils at 80.1°C
and melts at 5.5°C. Benzene has a heat of vaporization of 44.3 kJ/mol and a heat
of fusion of 9.84 kJ/mol. Produced by hydrogen reduction of some allotropes of
carbon, or from petroleum, it is used in the creation of drugs, plastics, gasoline,
synthetic rubber, napalm and dyes.
structure shown using the JMol Applet]
is the Structure of Benzene?
right mouse button with the cursor over the image-->
Render --> Schemes
--> CPK Spacefill
Click on the left mouse button and rotate the benzene
Do you see the flat structure of the benzene molecule?