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07/09/1829 German organic chemist August Kekulé is born

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August Kekulé ~ The Benzene Ring

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Kekule s Dream

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Benzene Dream

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What Is Benzene | Chemistry for All | FuseSchool

He is most known for his discovery of the structure of the benzene molecule. It is a ring of six carbon atoms with alternating single and double bonds. Kekulé said that he had discovered the shape after having a dream of a snake seizing its own tail. Kekulé is considered the founder of the theory of the chemical structure.