Proposed benzene structures, late 19th century

Made:
1865 in Europe

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Model of space formulae for Benzene; Marsh's formulae

These models were designed to illustrate some of the structures that were proposed for benzene prior to modern molecular orbital theories.

This hexagonal structure was proposed in 1888 by Marsh.

Details

Category:
Experimental Chemistry
Object Number:
1924-560
type:
molecular models