Kekulé formula

noun
Ke·​ku·​lé formula | \ ˈkākəˌlā- \

Definition of Kekulé formula

: a structural formula for an organic compound that depicts each valence bond as a short line especially : the hexagonal ring formula for benzene

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History and Etymology for Kekulé formula

after Friedrich August Kekulé von Stradonitz †1896 German chemist

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“Kekulé formula.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kekul%C3%A9%20formula. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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