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open chain

n.
An arrangement of atoms that does not form a ring, as in silicon compounds and various carbon compounds, such as aliphatic hydrocarbons.

open chain

n
(Chemistry) a chain of atoms in a molecule that is not joined at its ends into the form of a ring

o′pen chain′


n.
a series of atoms linked in a chain not joined together at its ends, and so represented in its structural formula. Compare closed chain.
[1880–85]
o′pen-chain′, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.open chain - a chain of atoms in a molecule whose ends are not joined to form a ring
branched chain - an open chain of atoms with one or more side chains attached to it
chemical chain, chain - (chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule)
straight chain - an open chain of atoms with no side chains
closed chain, ring - (chemistry) a chain of atoms in a molecule that forms a closed loop
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Open Chain and Closed Chain Fatigue Protocol Kinetic Anterior Type of Posterior Type of RM, Sets Chain Muscles Movement Muscles Movement % Open Quadriceps Leg Hamstring Lying Leg 60 4 sets and extension Curl each one is up to exhaustive Closed Quadriceps Machine Hamstring Russian 60 4 sets and squat Leg Curls each one is up to exhaustive Kinetic Rest, Chain min Open 3 Closed 3 Table 2.
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Most classical works rely upon the serial manipulator, which is based on the open chain, (Koren, 1987; Stadler, 1995; Fu et al., 1987, Groover et al., 1986).
'There are many locally made open chain rickshaws plying on city roads posing threat to the lives of all commuters', a traffic warden said.
Caption: Figure 4: If embedded in the line, each open chain in B forms a sequence whose inner part (in the grey box) is built out of blocks of type [Y.sup.2]T with two blocks of type XYT attached at the ends.
The search strategy included a mix of MeSH and free text terms for the key concepts related to anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, exercise training, open chain exercises, and closed chain exercises (see PubMed search strategy in Supplementary Files available online at https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/4721548).