Share this entry

Share this page

Kekulé, August

Syllabification: Ke·ku·lé, August
Pronunciation: /ˈkekəˌlā
 
/

Definition of Kekulé, August in English:

( 1829–96), German chemist; full name Friedrich August Kekulé von Stradonitz. One of the founders of structural organic chemistry, he is best known for discovering the ring structure of benzene.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day jaunt
Pronunciation: jônt
noun
a short excursion or journey for pleasure