Definition of cycloalkane in English:


Syllabification: cy·clo·al·kane
Pronunciation: /ˌsīklōˈalˌkān


  • another term for cycloparaffin.
    More example sentences
    • They had reacted a conjugated diene with a simple alkene to generate a cycloalkane.
    • The group of cycloalkanes are also known as naphthenes, as they are compounds of petroleum or naphtha
    • Cycloalkanes are fairly common in the world of organic chemistry, both man-made and natural.

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