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Heterocyclic compound

A heterocyclic compound is a cyclic compound that has atoms of at least two different elements as members of its ring(s).1)

If the rings of cyclic compound are made of a single element, then this is known as homocyclic compound. cyclo-octasulfur is a homocyclic compound ans so is cyclohexane. Pyridine is an example of heterocyclic compound.

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heterocycles/start.txt · Last modified: 2014/12/08 21:29 (external edit)

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