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Aliphatic compound

Definition of the noun aliphatic compound

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  1. organic compound that is an alkane or alkene or alkyne or their derivative


Aliphatic compound: In organic chemistry, compounds composed of carbon and hydrogen are divided into two classes: aromatic compounds and aliphatic compounds also known as non-aromatic compounds. Aromatic compounds contain an aromatic-ring configuration of atoms, such as benzene whereas aliphatic compounds do not. Aliphatic compounds can be saturated, like hexane, or unsaturated, like hexene.

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Google previewDictionary of Parasitology (2005)

by Peter J. Gosling

aliphatic compound (chemistry) An organic compound ( hydrocarbon) ...

Google previewElsevier's Dictionary of Vitamins and Pharmacochemistry (2006)

by Henry Philippsborn

alifático aliphatic compound (Mol.) (Noncyclic organic compound; e.g. alkanes.) aliphatische Verbindung f composém aliphatique composto malifático aliphatic organic compounds as products of biotechnology (Mol.) (Biochemical elaboration ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Biology (2009)

by Robert Hine, Daintith

Compare aliphatic compound. arousal A general level of alertness in an animal, resulting from activity of a particular part of the brain. See reticular activating system. Arrhenius equation /ah-ren-ee-ŭs/ An equation relating the rate constant of a ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

an organic compound that has a benzene or other aromatic ring, as distinguished from an open-chain aliphatic compound. aromatic spirit of ammonia.

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2013)

by Mosby

an organic compound that has a benzene or other aromatic ring, as distinguished from an openchain aliphatic compound. arousal, a state of responsiveness to sensory stimulation. arousal level, the state of sensory stimulation needed ...

Google previewOil and Gas Dictionary (1988)

An Encyclopedic Dictionary of Economic and Financial Concepts andTerms by Paul Stevens

It is an ALIPHATIC compound and is the prime FEEDSTOCK for the production of ETHENE.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design (1977)

Volume 2 - Additives to Alpha by John J. McKetta Jr

Thermal alkylation can be induced by addition of small amounts of a halogenated aliphatic compound or nitro compounds. These homogeneous catalysts are.

Google previewDictionary of Toxicology (2014)

by Ernest Hodgson, Michael Roe

aliphatic amine An aliphatic compound with one or more carbon atoms having amino (aNH2) substituents. aliphatic amine, N- hydroxylation See: ...

Google previewScience and Technology Encyclopedia (2000)

by The University of Chicago Press, Leszek Kołakowski

See also DIGESTIVE SYSTEM aliphatic compound Any organic chemical compound the carbon atoms of w hich are linked in straight chains, not closed rings. They include the ALKANES (paraffins), ALKENES (olefmes). and ALKYNES ...

Google previewEncyclopedia Britannica (1910)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information by Hugh Chisholm

The fifth compound, on the other hand, does not behave as an unsaturated aliphatic compound, but its deportment is that of a nucleus, many substitution derivatives being capable of synthesis. Reduction, however, converts it into an aliphatic ...

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