Benzonitrile is the IUPAC name of which compound?


According to IUPAC nomenclature, alkyl cyanides are called alkane-nitriles and phenyl cyanides are called benzonitrile.


The chemical compound benzonitrile, abbreviated PhCN, has the chemical formula C6H5(CN). A colourless liquid with a sweet bitter almond odour, this aromatic organic compound is a colourless liquid with a sweet bitter almond odour. It’s also used as a precursor  to the resin benzoguanamine.

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