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An organic compound (A) of a molecular formula C6H6 is a simple aromatic hydrocarbon. A reacts with O2 in the presence of VO5 at 773 K to give B. A is further treated with sodium and liquid ammonia to give C which is a dienc compound. Identify A, B, and C and explain the reactions.

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1. A is benzene (C6H6), a simple aromatic hydrocarbon 

2. Benzene (A) reacts with O2 is the presence of V2O5 at 773K to give maleic anhydride (B).

3. Benzene (A) is treated with sodium and liquid ammonia to give 1.4 – cyclohexadiene (C)

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