Benzene is a carcinogenic yet flammable fluid normally used as a solvent. But due to its toxicity it's often replaced by alcohols.


A benzene particle is made up of six carbon atoms with six hydrogen atoms surrounding the carbon atoms. It's flammable and burns with a sooty flame and releasing lots of black smoke.

It's found in unleaded gasoline and benzene itself has a strong odor of gasoline too.

Melting point: 5.53 °C; 41.95 °F; 278.68 K

Boiling point: 80 °C; 176 °F; 353.15 K

Density: 0.877 g/cm3