closed chain

closed chain

noun Chemistry.
three or more atoms linked together to form a ring or cycle and represented accordingly by its structural formula.
Compare open chain.


Origin:
1900–05

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closed chain
 
n
chem another name for ring

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closed chain   (klōsd)  Pronunciation Key 
An arrangement of atoms of the same type that forms a ring. Benzene and naphthalene are closed-chain compounds.
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