A colorless liquid hydrocarbon (C6H12)
that occurs naturally in petroleum (crude
oil), but is made commercially by combining hydrogen
with benzene, using a catalyst.
Cyclohexane is one type of a chemical called conformations:
they can exist in two forms differing only in the arrangement of their bonds,
and may "flip" from one form to the other. Melting point 6°C (43°F);
boiling point 81°C (178°F).
|Conformations of cyclohexane
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