Definition of closed chain in English:

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closed chain

Entry from US English dictionary

noun

Chemistry
A number of atoms bonded together to form a closed loop in a molecule.
Example sentences
  • A ring compound, also called a cyclic compound, is one whose molecules contain atoms chemically bonded together to create a closed chain or circle.
  • In general, these two closed chains are linked catenanes, and the type of linkage reflects a topological property of the original substrate.
  • A phantom chain utilized in numerical simulations of polymers can explore all subspaces, whereas a real closed chain forming a figure-of-eight knot, for example, is confined to a subspace corresponding to this knot type only.

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