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What are alicyclic compounds?


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  • Alicyclic compounds are organic compounds that are both aliphatic and cyclic. These are the saturated or unsaturated hydrocarbons containing non-aromatic rings of carbon atoms.
  • Alicyclic compounds may have one or more aliphatic side chains attached.
  • Alicyclic compounds do not have π electron delocalization or aromatic character
  • Examples: Cyclopropane, Cyclobutane, Cyclopentane, Cyclopentene, Cyclohexane, Cyclohexene, etc.


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