Cyclohexane

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Cyclohexane is a cycloalkane with the molecular formula C6H12.

Properties

Chemical

Cyclohexane will burn in air to release water vapor and carbon dioxide.

Physical

Cyclohexane is a colourless, flammable liquid with a distinctive detergent-like odor, reminiscent of cleaning products.

Availability

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Preparation

Cyclohexane can be prepared via a Wurtz reaction of 1,6-dibromohexane.

Catalytic hydrogenation of benzene will also yield cyclohexane.

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