A special structure in organic chemistry containing single carbon bonded ring(s); cyclic alkanes. A way to imagine a cyclic alkane is to take a simple alkane chain, CH3(CH2)nCH3, and have the two terminal methyl groups meet, bending the chain, creating a ring. The shape of ring is completely dependent on the number of carbon atoms the ring contains. Example: cyclopropane (three carbons, therefore three vertices) is a triangle. Cyclohexane (6) would be a hexagon (on a plane, in space however the joints are kinked).
cyclopropane, cyclobutane, cyclohexane, cycloalkanes
door DaraDDS 30 mei 2009
6 Words related to cycloalkane

Dagelijkse gratis email

Vul hier je e-mailadres in en ontvang elke ochtend gratis het Urban Woord van de Dag!

De e-mails zijn afkomstig van daily@urbandictionary.com. We sturen nooit spam.

×