straight chain


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straight chain

n.
An organic molecular structure in the form of an unbranched open chain.

straight chain

n
(Chemistry)
a. an open chain of atoms in a molecule with no attached side chains
b. (as modifier): a straight-chain hydrocarbon.
Compare branched chain
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Noun1.straight chain - an open chain of atoms with no side chains
open chain - a chain of atoms in a molecule whose ends are not joined to form a ring
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Starch is a polymer of glucose molecules and consists of two kinds of polymers -- amylose which is a straight chain, and amylopectin, which is branched.
It is mostly comprised of straight chain hydrocarbons and has very limited applicability due to low octane number [2].
This study makes the point that the ring structure or straight chain doesn't matter for the efficacy of sugar on bacterial adherence.
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Usually, organic molecules in these regions have a single straight chain of carbon atoms.
Organic molecules usually found in these star-forming regions consist of a single "backbone" of carbon atoms arranged in a straight chain.
Both are straight chain polysaccharides, with glucose subunits comprising cellulose and N-acetylglucosamine for chitin, linked together by beta 1, 4-glycosidic bonds.
It's interesting that a straight chain seems not to be the preferred configuration for the Hoyle state," Lee said.
32]) Nonane (C9H20) straight chain hydrocarbon compound showing at retention time 7.
This means it consists of hundreds of glucose molecules joined together either in a straight chain known as amylose or in a branched chain version called amylopectin.
Shah also found that the effect of glycerol derivatives on pour point could vary depending on whether the fatty-acid chain in the glycerol is a straight chain or a branched chain.