straight chain

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an open chain of atoms with no side chains

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Straight chains were more effective at lowering the pour points of vegetable oils with higher levels of unsaturated fatty acids, such as camelina oil.
Polymers can be straight chains of regular repeating monomers, chains of varying length, or chains that branch in multiple directions.
Because straight chains can fit closer together, these fats are more solid.
This is used where the product is in a known discipline location and movement is achieved by feeding the product onto a series of Straight Chains carrying the product to a pre-determined position at the exit end of the Conveyor.
It was a knot whose horoballs lined up into perfectly straight chains.