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closed chain

n. Chemistry
See ring1.

closed chain

n
(Chemistry) chem another name for ring118

closed′ chain′


n.
three or more atoms linked together to form a ring or cycle.
[1900–05]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.closed chain - (chemistry) a chain of atoms in a molecule that forms a closed loop
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
chemical chain, chain - (chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule)
heterocyclic ring, heterocycle - a ring of atoms of more than one kind; especially a ring of carbon atoms containing at least one atom that is not carbon
open chain - a chain of atoms in a molecule whose ends are not joined to form a ring
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