kekule formula

Kekulé's formula

[key-kuh-leyz]
noun Chemistry.
the structural formula of benzene represented as a hexagonal ring with alternate single and double bonds between the carbon atoms.

Origin:
1935–40; named after F. A. Kekulé von Stradonitz

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kekule formula

noun
a closed chain of 6 carbon atoms with hydrogen atoms attached [syn: benzene formula
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