Vaubel's model of space formulae for Benzene

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Model of space formulae for Benzene, Vaubel's formulae

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

This was proposed in 1891 and resembles Marsh’s structure as it has alternate inverted tetrahedra.

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Category:
Experimental Chemistry
Object Number:
1924-563
type:
molecular model