Alicyclic vs Aliphatic - What's the difference?

alicyclic | aliphatic |

Alicyclic is a see also of aliphatic.


In context|organic chemistry|lang=en terms the difference between alicyclic and aliphatic

is that alicyclic is (organic chemistry) of a class of organic compounds having both aliphatic (chain) and cyclic (ring) structure while aliphatic is (organic chemistry) of a class of organic compounds in which the carbon atoms are arranged in an open chain.

As adjectives the difference between alicyclic and aliphatic

is that alicyclic is (organic chemistry) of a class of organic compounds having both aliphatic (chain) and cyclic (ring) structure while aliphatic is (organic chemistry) of a class of organic compounds in which the carbon atoms are arranged in an open chain.

As a noun aliphatic is

a compound of this type.

alicyclic

English

Adjective

(-)
  • (organic chemistry) Of a class of organic compounds having both aliphatic (chain) and cyclic (ring) structure.
  • aliphatic

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (organic chemistry) Of a class of organic compounds in which the carbon atoms are arranged in an open chain.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A compound of this type.
  • (chiefly, in the plural) A petroleum fraction containing no aromatic compounds
  • See also

    * alicyclic * aromatic