The Structure of the Benzene Ring

  title={The Structure of the Benzene Ring},
  author={Kathleen Dame Lonsdale},
AN X-ray examination of hexa-methyl benzene, C6(CH3)6, recently completed, has led to certain definite and fundamental conclusions concerning the symmetry and form of the benzene ring. 
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