Illustrated Glossary of Organic Chemistry

Benzene: An aromatic hydrocarbon of molecular formula C6H6, characterized by a ring of six carbon atoms, bonded by alternating single and double bonds. A benzene ring with a single substituent (C6H5-X) is called a phenyl group (Ph).

Molecular Structure of Benzene



Kekule structures
Shown as resonance contributors
Resonance hybrid

Ball and spoke
Space-filling model
Molecular model kit