a series of aromatic hydrocarbons derived from benzene by replacing one or more of the hydrogen atoms with one or more methyl groups. The first three members are benzene, toluene, and xylene.
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- Benzenesulfonic acid
a fine, needlelike substance, C 6 H 6 SO 3 , used chiefly as a catalyst and in the synthesis of phenol, resorcinol, and other organic products.
noun (modifier) the systematic name for benzoyl
noun the systematic name for benzaldehyde
noun the systematic name for benzoate