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Kekulé structure


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Friedrich August Kekulé von Stradonitz (1829—1896) German chemist

 

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A proposed structure of benzene in which the molecule has a hexagonal ring of carbon atoms linked by alternating double and single bonds. Kekulé structures contribute to the resonance hybrid of benzene. The structure was suggested in 1865 by Friedrich August Kekulé.

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