kekulé 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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Kekulé formula (ˈkɛkjəˌleɪ)
 
n
See benzene ring a representation of the benzene molecule as six carbon atoms at the corners of a regular hexagon with alternate double and single bonds joining them and with one hydrogen atom bound to each carbon atom
 
[C19: named after Friedrich August Kekulé von Stradonitz (1829--96), German chemist]

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