cycloalkane

/ (ˌsaɪkləʊˈælkeɪn) /

noun

any saturated hydrocarbon similar to an alkane but having a cyclic molecular structure and the general formula C n H 2 nAlso called: cycloparaffin

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Scientific definitions for cycloalkane

cycloalkane
[ sī′klō-ălkān ]

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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