Benzene vs Hexane - What's the difference?

benzene | hexane |


As nouns the difference between benzene and hexane

is that benzene is benzene (aromatic compound) while hexane is (organic compound) any of five isomeric aliphatic hydrocarbons, c6h14 they are colorless, volatile liquids.

benzene

Noun

(en-noun)
  • (organic compound) An aromatic hydrocarbon of formula C6H6 whose structure consists of a ring of alternate single and double bonds.
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  • (organic chemistry, in combination) Sometimes used in place of the phenyl group.
  • Derived terms

    (terms derived from "benzene") * benz- * benzenoid * benzeneamine * benzeneazo * benzeneazothiocarbonyl * benzenecyclopentadienyliron * benzenediamine * benzenediazo * benzenediazoate * benzenediazonium * benzenedicarbonyl * benzeneethanol * benzenehexacarboxylic * benzenehexoxide * benzeneiron * benzeneperoxyseleninic * benzeneperoxysulfonic * benzeneruthenium * benzeneseleninic * benzeneselenonate * benzeneselenonic * benzenesulfinato * benzenesulfinyl * benzenesulfonate * benzenesulfonic * benzenesulfonyl * benzenesulfonylhydrazide * benzenesulfonylperoxosulfate * benzenesulphonothioic * benzenethiol * benzo-

    See also

    * cyclohexane * cyclohexene * cycloalkane * cycloalkene * cyclohexatriene ----

    hexane

    English

    Noun

  • (organic compound) Any of five isomeric aliphatic hydrocarbons, C6H14. They are colorless, volatile liquids.
  • Derived terms

    * cyclohexane