HyperDic: closed_chain

English > 1 sense of the expression closed chain:
NOUNobjectclosed chain, ring(chemistry) a chain of atoms in a molecule that forms a closed loop
English > closed chain: 1 sense > noun 1, object
Meaning(chemistry) a chain of atoms in a molecule that forms a closed loop.
Synonymring
Categorychemistry, chemical scienceThe science of matter
Narrowerheterocyclic ring, heterocycleA ring of atoms of more than one kind
Broaderchain, chemical chain(chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule)
Oppositeopen chainA chain of atoms in a molecule whose ends are not joined to form a ring
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