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The number of π electrons present in the benzene ring are



A

2

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B

3

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C

6

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D

12

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Solution

The correct option is C

6


What do we mean by π electrons?

π electrons are the electrons which are present in the π bond(s) of a double bond or a triple bond, or in a conjugated p orbital.

Now, benzene has three double bonds.

Therefore, 3×2=6 electrons

Therefore, 6π electrons


Chemistry

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