Benzene Ring

Definition - What does Benzene Ring mean?

Benzene ring is a hexagonal arrangement found in Benzene, an organic chemical compound. The hexagonal arrangement of the benzene ring contains 6 carbon atoms, which have single or double bonds between them. Each of the carbon atoms within the ring is tied with a hydrogen atom. In some cases, the carbon atom maybe bonded with either a single atom or a group of atoms. The hexagonal arrangement is found in the molecules of the benzene as well as its derivatives. It is a natural component of crude oil in the petroleum industry. Due to its high octane number, it is an important constituent of the gasoline.

Petropedia explains Benzene Ring

Benzene ring molecule consists of 6 carbon atoms, having 1 hydrogen atom attached to each of the carbon atoms in the shape of a ring. Its chemical formula is C6H6 and this organic chemical compound is the most natural element of crude oil. Benzene is classified as a hydrocarbon, since its molecules have only carbon and hydrogen. Due to its high octane number in its molecular structure, it is an important constituent of gasoline making it an important fuel for engine; with ell as its derivatives. It is a natural component of crude oil in the petroleum industry.

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