# Are cyclohexanes primary aliphatic?

Dec 7, 2015

Yes, cyclohexanes are aliphatic.

#### Explanation:

Aliphatic compounds are compounds that do not contain an aromatic ring.

They can contain single bonds, triple bonds, and triple bonds.

The can have on the hydrocarbon chain functional groups that contain heteroatoms such as $\text{O}$, $\text{N}$, $\text{S}$, $\text{P}$ and halogen.

But, as long as they contain no aromatic rings, they are aliphatic compounds.

Cyclohexanes satisfy the above criteria, so cyclohexanes are aliphatic compounds.