Styrene is a molecule that you may not know is all around you. It is a colorless liquid that is one of the key components in manufacturing plastic, rubber and resins. This would make styrene very important in a modern society since we use plastic and rubber for many things. Some examples of common uses for plastic and rubber are wires to insulate electricity, and containers like plastic water bottles. Styrene is made up of 6 carbon atoms and 6 hydrogen atoms. The smaller spheres in the diagram represent the hydrogen atoms and the bigger spheres represent the carbon atoms. You will also see a few double bonds in the structure of the molecule and that is because there are 4 electrons bonding between those atoms instead of the normal two that would be bonding.