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 of Kekulé's formula

First recorded in 1935–40; named after F. A. Kekulé von Stradonitz
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