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cycloalkane Line breaks: cyclo|alk¦ane
Pronunciation: /ˌsʌɪkləʊˈalkeɪn/

Definition of cycloalkane in English:


A hydrocarbon with a molecule containing a ring of carbon atoms joined by single bonds.
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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