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Benzene. Molecular graphic of benzene (C6H6) show- ing anti-bonding molecular orbitals in red and green. The green spheres are carbon atoms; white spheres are hydrogen. Three-dimensional axes are shown in the centre, labelled x, y & z. Molecular orbitals determine how a compound reacts with other molecules. Benzene's stable molecule reacts by substitution of the hydrogen atoms with other atoms or groups. Benzene is a thin, colourless liquid, toxic if inhaled over long periods. Its main uses are as a solvent and as a starting point in the synthesis of other compounds.
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