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Radius of Benzene

  1. Jun 26, 2003 #1
    Does anyone here know what the radius of a benzene molecule is?

  2. jcsd
  3. Jun 26, 2003 #2
    The distance between C1 and C4 is about 3.8 A. by my calculations. If you want to check that, the C-C bond length is 1.397 A.

    oops. Had a typo. "3.8" should be "2.8" Hope that didn't result in an explosion or somethin'.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 27, 2003
  4. Jun 28, 2003 #3
    Thanks dude. I was just messing around with the Schrödinger equation and I wanted to see if a 1-D ring approximation gave a near-accurate answer for lowest energy absorption in a benzene ring.

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