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Subject - Organic Chemistry

The best known example of an aromatic compound is benzene (C6H6). Benzene is a colorless liquid with a characteristic smell.

Representations of benzene

Subject - Toxicology

Benzene is poisonous as well as carcinogenic (benzene leukemia). After breathing benzene for an extended period of time, acute poisoning symptoms are dizziness, vomitting and unconsciousness. Chronic damage is especially observed in the blood-forming system, particularly in leukocytes.

Recommended Learning Units

Benzene: Introduction to Aromatic CompoundsLevel 240 min.

ChemistryOrganic ChemistryAromatic Chemistry

The learning unit introduces the topic aromatic compounds by the example benzene.