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    • A hypothetical hydrocarbon, C5H10, metameric using the amylenes,…
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pentamethylene definition

  • noun:
    • A hypothetical hydrocarbon, C5H10, metameric using the amylenes, together with nucleus of most derivatives.
    • A hypothetical hydrocarbon, C5H10, metameric using the amylenes, therefore the nucleus of most derivatives; -- so named because considered consists of five methylene residues. Cf. trimethylene, and tetramethylene.
    • just like cyclopentane.
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