cyclo alkane


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cycloalkane (ˌsaɪkləʊˈælkeɪn)
Also called: cycloparaffin any saturated hydrocarbon similar to an alkane but having a cyclic molecular structure and the general formula CnH2n

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cycloalkane   (sī'klō-āl'kān)  Pronunciation Key 
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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