Definition of Benzene

1. Noun. A colorless liquid hydrocarbon; highly inflammable; carcinogenic; the simplest of the aromatic compounds.

Exact synonyms: Benzine, Benzol
Generic synonyms: Aromatic Hydrocarbon
Specialized synonyms: Benzene Formula, Benzene Nucleus, Benzene Ring, Kekule Formula



Definition of Benzene

1. n. A volatile, very inflammable liquid, C6H6, contained in the naphtha produced by the destructive distillation of coal, from which it is separated by fractional distillation. The name is sometimes applied also to the impure commercial product or benzole, and also, but rarely, to a similar mixed product of petroleum.

Definition of Benzene

1. Noun. (organic compound) An aromatic hydrocarbon of formula C6H6 whose structure consists of a ring of alternate single and double bonds. ¹

2. Noun. (organic chemistry in combination) Sometimes used in place of the phenyl group ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Benzene

1. a volatile liquid [n -S]

Medical Definition of Benzene

1. A volatile, very inflammable liquid, contained in the naphtha produced by the destructive distillation of coal, from which it is separated by fractional distillation. The name is sometimes applied also to the impure commercial product or benzole, and also, but rarely, to a similar mixed product of petroleum. The Benzene nucleus or Benzene ring, is a closed chain or ring, consisting of six carbon atoms, each with one hydrogen atom attached, regarded as the type from which the aromatic compounds are derived. Structure: C6H6 Origin: From Benzoin. (06 Aug 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Benzene

benzannulated
benzannulation
benzanthracene
benzanthracenes
benzanthrene
benzanthrone
benzanthrones
benzathine benzylpenicillin
benzathine penicillin
benzatropine
benzazepine
benzazepines
benzazocine
benzazocines
benzbromarone
benzene (current term)
benzene formula
benzene mono-oxygenase
benzene nucleus
benzene ring
benzeneamine
benzenediamine
benzenediamines
benzenediol
benzenediols
benzenes
benzenesulfonamide
benzenesulfonamides
benzenesulfonates
benzenesulfonic acid

Literary usage of Benzene

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1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1895)
"DUCLAUX' states in reference to mixtures of benzene and acetic acid that " at temperatures from i5°-2o" these two liquids are soluble in every proportion ..."

2. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial ScienceChemistry (1908)
"Since, however, the compound of benzene with the reagent separates as a ... (5) The Determination of benzene in Known Mixtures of Coal-gas and benzene. ..."

3. A Treatise on Chemistry by Henry Enfield Roscoe, Carl Schorlemmer (1887)
"Aluminium bromide forms a similar compound.2 When benzene is heated with potassium from 230° to 250°, a bluish-black crystalline body is formed without any ..."

4. Analytical Chemistry by Frederick Pearson Treadwell (1910)
"78.04 gms. of benzene vapor occupy a volume of 22.391 liters under standard ... Inasmuch as benzene is neither brominated nor oxidized by bromine at ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"Polymorphism in benzene, Naphthalene, and Anthracene at High Pressure Abstract Optical observations, in which a microscope was used with the diamond-anvil ..."

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