Going strictly from Webby's definition, that would give us a structure:

  C-----C          C-----C
 /       \        /       \
C         C-CC-C benzene C
 \       /        \       /
  C-----C          C-----C

with hydrogen atoms taking up the remaining 10 positions.

To*lane" (?), n. [From Toluene.] Chem.

A hydrocarbon, C14H10, related both to the acetylene and the aromatic series, and produced artificially as a white crystalline substance; -- called also diphenyl acetylene.

 

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