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open cha·in

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  1. open chainadjective

    a chain of atoms in a molecule whose ends are not joined to form a ring

  2. acyclic, open-chainadjective

    having an open chain structure


  1. open chain

    Open chain, in chemistry and biochemistry, refers to a type of molecular structure where a series of carbon atoms are connected in a linear or branched sequence, as opposed to a cyclic or ring-like structure. The compounds having open chain structure are known as acyclic or aliphatic compounds. In the context of physical exercise or physiotherapy, an open chain exercise is one where the body part being moved is not fixed against a solid object.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of open chain in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of open chain in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4


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