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By Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D.
This is the chemical structure of isopentane. Isopentane is an example of an aliphatic hydrocarbon.
Aliphatic Hydrocarbon Definition: An aliphatic compound is a hydrocarbon compound containing carbon and hydrogen joined together in straight chains, branched trains or non-aromatic rings.
Also Known As: aliphatic compound
Examples: ethylene, isooctane, acetylene
Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D.
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