# How many valence are in each molecule? [closed]

I have Benzene, Dewar Benzene, Prismane, and 1,3,5 cyclohexatriene (which looks just like benzene but with different lengths between the $\ce{C-C}$ bonds).

They are all $\ce{C_6H_6}$ chemical formula and I need to find out how many valence are in each molecule. I looked up what valence is but I'm confused if valence is the same thing as valence electrons or if valence is the amount of bonds the molecules can have. I think the amount of valence $\ce{H}$ can have is 1 but and $\ce{C}$ can have 4 so is the amount of valence 30?

i'm pretty sure the amount of valence electrons in all of them are 6.

• What do you mean by " all of them "? – M.ghorab Jan 21 '16 at 17:53
• @M.Ibrahim for benzene, dewar benzene, prismane, and 1,3,5-cyclohexatriene – Charlene Jan 21 '16 at 17:54
• Which valence is equal to six ? carbons, hydrogens or both ? – M.ghorab Jan 21 '16 at 18:01
• Why not ?, 24 carbon electron +6 hydrogen electrons =30 – M.ghorab Jan 21 '16 at 18:37
• A molecule doesn't have a valence (usually spelled valency). Valency is a property of atoms. – bon Jan 21 '16 at 19:21