Kekulé structure (for aromatic compounds)
A representation of an @A00441@ (such as benzene), with fixed alternating single and double bonds, in which interactions between multiple bonds are assumed to be absent. For benzene:
are the Kekulé structures.
PAC, 1994, 66, 1077. (Glossary of terms used in physical organic chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)) on page 1132 [Terms] [Paper]