There seems to be no doubt in reference to the existence of carbon chains in organic compounds, but the arrangements of the carbon atoms and the dimensions of the chains are much in doubt. In connection with x-ray diffraction in liquids it has been possible to make measurements of interest on the paraffin, the alcohol and the fatty acid chains.
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Stewart, G. W.
"Dimensions of Carbon Chains,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 35(1), 251-252.
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