benzoquinone /ˌbɛnzə(ʊ)ˈkwɪnəʊn/


noun [ mass noun]

[Chemistry] a yellow crystalline compound related to benzene but having two hydrogen atoms replaced by oxygen.

●Chem. formula: C6H4O2; there are two isomers, with the oxygen atoms on opposite ( 1,4-benzoquinone) or adjacent ( 1,2-benzoquinone) carbon atoms.

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