What does aliphatic mean?

aliphatic meaning in General Dictionary

Of related to or derived from fat fatty placed on compounds having an open chain structure The aliphatic substances hence include not merely the fatty acids also derivatives of the paraffin hydrocarbons but in addition unsaturated substances as the ethylene and acetylene series Compare alicyclic and aromatic

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  • having carbon atoms linked in open stores

Sentence Examples with the word aliphatic

Many cyclic ketones are known, and in most respects they resemble the ordinary aliphatic ketones (see Polymethylenes; Terpenes).

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