Kekule formula


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Kekulé formula

(ˈkɛkjəˌleɪ)
n
(Chemistry) 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
[C19: named after August Kekulé von Stradonitz]
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Noun1.Kekule formula - a closed chain of 6 carbon atoms with hydrogen atoms attached
benzene, benzine, benzol - a colorless liquid hydrocarbon; highly inflammable; carcinogenic; the simplest of the aromatic compounds
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That meant the molecules must be asymmetric in one way or another, but the asymmetry wasn't visible in the Kekule formulas.