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benzoquinone

/ˌbɛnzəʊkwɪˈnəʊn; -ˈkwɪnəʊn/
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a yellow crystalline water-soluble unsaturated ketone manufactured from aniline and used in the production of dyestuffs. Formula: C6H4O2 Also called quinone Systematic name cyclohexadiene-1,4-quinone
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  • Thus there is quinone itself, or benzoquinone, which is benzene with two atoms of oxygen replacing two atoms of hydrogen.

    Coal Raphael Meldola

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