Ataahua > Geeky > Benzene Ring
It is said that August Kekulé found the hexagonal ring shape of benzene (C6
) in a dream of snakes swallowing their own tails. It is also said that this is a myth. Whatever, the special "aromatic" bond between the carbon atoms, represented here by the shared cloud of electrons, was an important discovery. The dots in this original drawing represent the probability of an electron being at each point, not electrons themselves.