closed chain

  1. three or more atoms linked together to form a ring or cycle and represented accordingly by its structural formula.

Origin of closed chain

First recorded in 1900–05

Words Nearby closed chain Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use closed chain in a sentence

  • The same experiment can be made without touching the table, but forming around it a kind of closed chain.

    Mysterious Psychic Forces | Camille Flammarion

British Dictionary definitions for closed chain

closed chain

  1. chem another name for ring 1 (def. 18)

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Scientific definitions for closed chain

closed chain

[ klōsd ]

  1. An arrangement of atoms of the same type that forms a ring. Benzene and naphthalene are closed-chain compounds.

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