Constituent
Name
C6H6 crystalline ice
Family
molecular solid
Class
non polar molecular solid
Compound type
organic molecular solid
Relevance
main - major
Arrangement
single phase
Mass fraction
1.0
Mole fraction
1.0
Formula
$C_6H_6$
Chemical formula
C6H6
Elemental formula
C6 H6
Isotope mixture type
terrestrial abundance
  Formula Name Family Number min-max Mole fraction Isotope mole fraction State Relevance
$C_6H_6$ Benzene molecule 1 0.999750062484 1.0 pure main
$H_2O$ Water molecule 0 - 0.0005 0.000249937515621 $\pm$ 0.000249937515621 1.0 unknown impurity
Composition comments
possible impurities in the C6H6 liquid bottle: H2O (<0.0005), S compounds < 50 ppm, residue < 10 ppm
Chemical functions
  Function Number
$R=CH-R$ 6
$R-OH$ 2
Chemical bonds
  Bond Number
$\eqslantgtr C-H$ 6
$\eqslantgtr C-C\eqslantless$ 3
$>C=C<$ 3
$-O-H$ 2
Class
molecular solids with apolar molecules (01)
Type
with polyatomic organic apolar molecules (CnHm...) (01.06)
Phase name
solid Benzene
Phase type
crystalline
Crystal system
orthorhombic
Crystal class
dipyramidal
Crystal class symbol
mmm (D2h)
Crystal spacegroup
Pbca
Comments
only crystal structure known for solid C6H6 at low pressure, amorphous below 30-60 K
Texture
polycrystalline
Molar mass
78.1118 $g/mol$
Refringence type
biaxial
Refraction index $n_{\alpha}$
1.544 (100 K), 1.66 (th.)
Refraction index $n_{\beta}$
1.646
Refraction index $n_{\gamma}$
1.550
Color
colorless
Diaphaneity
transparent
Luster
vitreous