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Aliphatic Compound Definition

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This is the chemical structure of isopentane.

This is the chemical structure of isopentane. Isopentane is an example of an aliphatic compound.

Todd Helmenstine

Definition: An aliphatic compound is a compound containing carbon and hydrogen joined together in straight chains, branched trains or non-aromatic rings.

Also Known As: aliphatic hydrocarbon

Examples: ethylene, isooctane, acetylene

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