# Does benzene react with steam to create an alcohol?

Benzene has a molecular formula of $$\ce{C6H6},$$ right? Surely it has some alkene-like properties because of the double bonds, so can it undergo a hydration reaction to create alcohol?

• Getting the double bonds in benzene to react like alkenes is possible, but also rather non-trivial, and steam will not do it. – orthocresol Jun 28 '19 at 23:16
• At what temperature? Probably well above the critical point of both. – DrMoishe Pippik Jun 28 '19 at 23:27
• Benzene doesn't have double bonds. Each of the six carbon-carbon bonds is identical, somewhere between a single and a double bound. – chepner Jun 29 '19 at 15:47