benzoquinone

noun

a yellow crystalline water-soluble unsaturated ketone manufactured from aniline and used in the production of dyestuffs. Formula: C 6 H 4 O 2Also called: quinone Systematic name: cyclohexadiene-1,4-quinone

Nearby words

  1. benzol,
  2. benzonatate,
  3. benzonitrile,
  4. benzophenone,
  5. benzopyrene,
  6. benzosulfimide,
  7. benzothiadiazide,
  8. benzotrichloride,
  9. benzotrifluoride,
  10. benzoxy-

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  • Thus there is quinone itself, or benzoquinone, which is benzene with two atoms of oxygen replacing two atoms of hydrogen.

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