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Definition of Aliphatic Compound

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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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