benzene nucleus


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n benzene nucleus a closed chain of 6 carbon atoms with hydrogen atoms attached
    • ***
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Benzene nucleus (Chem) a closed chain or ring, consisting of six carbon atoms, each with one hydrogen atom attached, regarded as the type from which the aromatic compounds are derived. This ring formula is provisionally accepted as representing the probable constitution of the benzene molecule, C6H6, and as the type on which its derivatives are formed.
    • ***