straight chain
noun Date: 1890 an open chain of atoms having no side chains — usually hyphenated when used attributively

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  • straight chain — n. Chem. a chain of atoms, usually carbon, without any branches: see OPEN CHAIN * * * …   Universalium

  • straight chain — n. Chem. a chain of atoms, usually carbon, without any branches: see OPEN CHAIN …   English World dictionary

  • straight chain — strāt n an open chain of atoms having no side chains …   Medical dictionary

  • straight-chain — straight′ chain′ n. chem. an open chain of atoms, usu. carbon, with no side chains attached • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • straight chain — noun an open chain of atoms with no side chains • Hypernyms: ↑open chain * * * noun : an open chain of atoms having no side chains (as the sequence of carbon atoms in normal butane CH3−CH2−CH2−CH3) opposed to branched chain * * * straight chain… …   Useful english dictionary

  • straight-chain — /strayt chayn /, n. Chem. an open chain of atoms, usually carbon, with no side chains attached to it. Also called straight chain. Cf. branched chain. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • straight-chain — /strayt chayn /, n. Chem. an open chain of atoms, usually carbon, with no side chains attached to it. Also called straight chain. Cf. branched chain. [1925 30] …   Useful english dictionary

  • straight chain — linijinė grandinė statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Šoninių atšakų neturinčios molekulės grandinė. atitikmenys: angl. linear chain; straight chain rus. линейная цепь; неразветвленная цепь; прямая цепь …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • straight-chain — adjective Describing any aliphatic compound that contains a chain of carbon atoms all of which are connected to either one or two others …   Wiktionary

  • straight chain — noun Chemistry a chain of atoms in a molecule that is neither branched nor formed into a ring …   English new terms dictionary

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