On the 10th day of advent we have …

Benzene

A century and a half ago,
Chemists wanted to know,
How atoms convene,
To make up benzene,
But frankly they had nothing to show.

The bonds of which benzene’s comprised,
Should not be equally sized,
But that’s the array,
Proposed by Kekulé,
Because the electrons are delocalised.
By Nicholas Dawson

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