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Uses of Benzene

Important uses of benzene are as follows:

1. Benzene is used as solvent for extraction of fats and oils.

2. It is also used as motor fuel along with petrol.

3. Benzene is the starting material for synthesis of various aromatic compounds which are used in the preparation of dyes, drugs, plastics, perfumes, etc.

Table 43.1. Comparison of Some Chemical Properties of Benzene with Alkanes, Alkenes and Alkynes