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Physical Properties of Benzene

The physical properties of benzene are as follows:

1. Benzene is a colourless liquid with characteristic odour.

2. It is highly toxic in nature. It is easily absorbed by skin the inhalation of vapours of benzene may cause giddiness and nausea.

3. Its boiling point is 353.1 K and melting point is 278.3 K.

4. It is insoluble in water but is soluble in organic solvents.

5. It is highly inflammable and bums with a sooty flame.

6. It is lighter than water. Its density is 0.884 g/mL.