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Empirical formula: C7H6O2
a: 5.500 Å
b: 5.128 Å
c: 21.950 Å
α (alpha): 90.00 °
β (beta): 97.37 °
γ (gamma): 90.00 °
Volume: 613.96 Å3
Space group: P21/c
Calculated density: 1.321 g/cm3
Z: 4
Temperature: 22.0 °C
Formula weight: 122.123 g/mole
R(F): 0.0370
Structural formula: C7H6O2
Common name: Benzoic acid
CSD refcode: BENZAC02
Short description: Benzoic acid occurs as white needle shaped crystals found naturally in gum benzoin.
Keyword: plasticizer
Keyword: benzoin
Keyword: fungicide
Keyword: insecticide
Keyword: acid
Citation of a publication: R.Feld, M.S.Lehmann, K.W.Muir, J.C.Speakman Z.Kristallogr.,Kristallgeom.,Kristallphys., Kristallchem., 157, (1981), 215
Layman's explanation: Benzoic acid is a medium-strong acid found in human foods such as berries, and is used as a plasticizer, insecticide, fungicide, an antifungal agent and in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals. It is more hydrophobic, water fearing, in comparison with other carboxylic acids and therefore can be extracted easily from all types of solvents. This acid is slightly soluble in water and has a melting point of 122 degrees Celsius. Benzoic acid is industrially manufactured from toluene, benzotrichloride and phthalic anhydride. It is purified by the process of sublimation, and the extremely pure form is used as a titrimetric and calorimetric standard in analytical chemistry.
Lab name: Common molecules
Sample provider: Obtained courtesy of the Cambridge Structural Database
Status: Complete, visible to public
Repository Files:
50992.cif 50992.crt 50992.gif 50992.ort 50992.pdb

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