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Kekulé's formula

[key-kuh-leyz] /ˈkeɪ kəˌleɪz/
noun, Chemistry.
the structural formula of benzene represented as a hexagonal ring with alternate single and double bonds between the carbon atoms.
Origin of Kekulé's formula
First recorded in 1935-40; named after F. A. Kekulé von Stradonitz Unabridged
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Kekulé formula

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 See benzene ring
Word Origin
C19: named after Friedrich August Kekulé von Stradonitz (1829–96), German chemist
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