Naphthalene - С10Н8 is a solid crystalline substance with a characteristic odor. It does not dissolve in water, but we dissolve well in benzene, ether, alcohol, chloroform.
Application Important raw material of the chemical industry: used for the synthesis of phthalic anhydride, tetralin, decalin, various derivatives of naphthalene .
Derivatives of naphthalene are used to obtain dyes and explosives, in medicine, as an insecticide for moths in everyday life.
Large single crystals are used as scintillators to register ionizing radiation.