kekulé von stradonitz, friedrich august

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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.
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