benzene ring

noun

Definition of benzene ring

:a structural arrangement of atoms in benzene and other aromatic compounds that consists of a planar symmetrical hexagon of six carbon atoms which derives added stability from the delocalization of certain bonding electrons over the entire ring — compare meta- 4a, orth- 4b, para- 2b

First Known Use of benzene ring

1872


Medical Dictionary

benzene ring

noun

medical Definition of benzene ring

:a plane symmetrical ring of six carbon atoms which is characteristic of benzene and related aromatic compounds and in which the electrons forming three conjugated double bonds are distributed over the entire ring

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