closed chain definition by Webster's New World
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any structural arrangement, used in the models and formulas of molecules, consisting of a chain of atoms that forms a closed geometric figure; ring
closed chain definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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closed chain - Science Definition
An arrangement of atoms of the same type that forms a ring. Benzene and naphthalene are closed-chain compounds.