unsaturated compound


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unsaturated compound

[¦ən′sach·ə‚rād·əd ′käm‚pau̇nd]
(chemistry)
Any chemical compound with more than one bond between adjacent atoms, usually carbon, and thus reactive toward the addition of other atoms at that point; for example, olefins, diolefins, and unsaturated fatty acids.
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