polynuclear hydrocarbon

polynuclear hydrocarbon

[¦päl·ə′nü·klē·ər ′hī·drə‚kär·bən]
(organic chemistry)
Hydrocarbon molecule with two or more closed rings; examples are naphthalene, C10H8, with two benzene rings side by side, or diphenyl, (C6H5)2, with two bond-connected benzene rings. Also known as polycyclic hydrocarbon.
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