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benzoquinone

Pronunciation: /ˌbɛnzə(ʊ)ˈkwɪnəʊn/

noun

[mass noun] Chemistry
A yellow crystalline compound related to benzene but having two hydrogen atoms replaced by oxygen.
Example sentences
  • The chemical compound quinone, or 1,4 - benzoquinone, is a unicyclic, or ring phenolic compound.
  • In all experiments the algae were treated with benzoquinone, to inhibit metabolic activity in the chloroplast and to maintain an oxidized plastoquinone pool.
  • The solution of benzoquinone is prepared immediately before the demonstration (the solution decomposes in hours).

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