Why is benzene less saturated than cyclohexane?

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Oct 19, 2016

Answer:

Because cyclohexane, #C_6H_12#, does not contain any #"unsaturated bonds"#.

Explanation:

On the other hand, benzene, #C_6H_6#, contains #6# delocalized #pi-"electrons"#, which are contained in ring. Benzene fulfills the aromatic criterion #(4n+2 pi " electrons")#, and has distinct chemistry.