Kekule


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Noun1.Kekule - German chemist remembered for his discovery of the ring structure of benzene (1829-1896)
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At the 199th meeting of the American Chemical Society in Boston in April 1990, he presented a paper in a symposium on Kekule's dreams.
Kekule's way of writing the formulas of organic molecules (see 1858), now fifteen years old, was essentially two-dimensional.
Kekule's way of writing chemical formulas (see 1858) did not solve all problems.
For that reason, Kekule called for an international conference of chemists to consider the matter.
Kekule's importing the concept of cyclic graphs into chemistry (suggested by his famous dream of a snake chasing its tail), for example, helped him explain the puzzle about the structure of benzene.
For example, Louis Pasteur (1822-1895), who initially wanted to be a professor of fine arts, attended lectures by Dumas, who encouraged him to do research in chemistry [16]; and Friedrich August Kekule (1829-1896), a pupil of Liebig, in Giessen, went to Paris to follow courses given by Dumas [4].
En Inglaterra se situan siete balnearios con un trabajo de Hoffmann, y los restantes en Austria, Baviera, Moravia, Silesia, Belgica y Suiza, en este pais uno de los analisis lo realizo Kekule.
Indeed, in 1861, when Kekule (see 1858) published a textbook of organic chemistry, he defined it as the chemistry of carbon compounds, with no mention of life.
For example, there is currently controversy concerning the historical accuracy of some of the classic anecdotes of problem solving during dreams, such as that of Kekule, as well as debates on the relationship between dream content and individual differences in creativity (see Wood, Sebba & Domino, 1989-90).
Kekule intuited the shape of the ringlike benzene molecule by forcing a relationship with a dream of a snake biting its tail.
Dreaming of a circle of snakes, each with the tail of its neighbour in its mouth, led 19th-Century chemist Friedrich Kekule to uncover the structure of benzene by revealing the molecule was ringed rather than linear.
This is the kind of thing that led Kekule to discover the Benzene ring.