Kekulé von Stradonitz

[ key-koo-ley fuhn -shtrah-doh-nits ]
/ ˈkeɪ kuˌleɪ fən ˈʃtrɑ doʊ nɪts /

noun

Frie·drich Au·gust [free-drikh -ou-goost], /ˈfri drɪx ˈaʊ gʊst/, 1829–96, German chemist.

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British Dictionary definitions for Kekulé von Stradonitz

Kekulé von Stradonitz
/ (German ˈkekule fɔn ˈʃtrɑdonɪts) /

noun

(Friedrich) August (ˈoɡyst). 1829–96, German chemist. His elucidation of the concepts of valence and single, double, and triple bonds enabled him to suggest the structure of many molecules, notably benzene (Kekulé structure)
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Scientific definitions for Kekulé von Stradonitz

Kekulé von Stradonitz
[ kākōō-lā′ fôn shträdō-nĭts ]
Friedrich August 1829-1896

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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