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[sahy-kloh-al-keyn] /ˌsaɪ kloʊˈæl keɪn/
noun, Chemistry Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for cycloalkanes


any saturated hydrocarbon similar to an alkane but having a cyclic molecular structure and the general formula CnH2n Also called cycloparaffin
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cycloalkanes in Science
Any of various cyclic saturated hydrocarbons having the general formula CnH2n. Cycloalkanes are alkanes formed into a closed ring. They are one of the three main constituents of crude oil, the other two being alkanes and aromatic compounds. Also called naphthene.
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