open chain stitch makes a good broad line; it looks best when worked with a stout thread.
Fig. 34 is a drawing from a piece of white linen work in which the open chain stitch is used in combination with other stitches.
Generally rupture occurs at more than one point; and rarely are the six carbon atoms of the complex regained as an open chain.
Another handsome knot for shortening is the more highly ornamental "open chain" (Fig. 75).
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An arrangement of atoms of the same type that does not form a ring. Aliphatic compounds, such as ethane and isopropyl alcohol, are open-chain compounds.