Physical characteristics of Benzene
- The family of aromatic hydrocarbons, which includes benzene, consists of nonpolar compounds that are often colorless liquids or solids with distinctive aromas.
- Due to its non-polar nature, benzene is insoluble in water but readily miscible in organic solvents.
- In the process of burning, benzene produces a sooty flame.
It is categorized as a hydrocarbon because it solely has hydrogen and carbon atoms. It smells like gasoline and is an indistinct liquid. If exposed, it can quickly catch fire. It has delocalized pi electrons and is water soluble.
Which of the following statements is true for Benzene? (1) Benzene is an aromatic compound (2) Benzene is composed of six carbon and six hydrogen atoms (3) Benzene is colorless and flammable (4) All of the above.
The claims that the aromatic compound benzene has six carbon atoms and six hydrogen atoms and is both colorless and combustible are all correct. According to the presented options, All of the above options is correct answer.