|Kekulé von Stradonitz (German ˈkekule fɔn ˈʃtrɑdonɪts)|
|(Friedrich) August (ˈoɡyst). 1829--96, German chemist. His elucidation of the concepts of valence and single, double, and triple bonds enabled him to suggest the structure of many molecules, notably benzene (Kekulé structure)|
|a chattering or flighty, light-headed person.|
|an arrangement of five objects, as trees, in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle.|
|Kekulé von Stradonitz (kā'k-lā' fôn shträ'dō-nĭts) Pronunciation Key
German chemist who was a founder of organic chemistry. His discovery of the structure of benzene, a basic unit of organic chemistry, was fundamental to understanding many other organic compounds.