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Aliphatic Definition


This is the chemical structure of methylcyclohexane.

Methylcyclohexane is an example of an aliphatic compound.

Ben Mills/PD

Definition: Aliphatic refers to organic molecules or functional groups where the carbon bonds are not aromatic.

Examples: All simple alkane chains are aliphatic.

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