saturated hydrocarbon


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sat·u·rat·ed hy·dro·car·bon

a hydrocarbon that contains the greatest possible number of hydrogen atoms, so that the molecule contains neither rings nor multiple bonds.

saturated hydrocarbon

See saturated.

saturated hydrocarbon

A hydrocarbon in which the carbon atoms are linked by a single electron pair and in which all valences are satisfied.
See also: hydrocarbon
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