- 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
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- 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 atomSee benzene ring
C19: named after Friedrich August Kekulé von Stradonitz (1829–96), German chemist