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With there being many particles reacting together forming different shapes of molecules, is there even a slight possibility of some cyclo or benzene miraculously forming into a chain?

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  • $\begingroup$ You mean ring opening or chain of benzene rings? Biphenyl is made up of two benzene rings. There are natural macromolecules called polyphenols. $\endgroup$ – WYSIWYG Sep 12 '15 at 5:32
  • $\begingroup$ nope, I mean literally a chain. So Im not looking for a molecule formed by a bond, but two normal benzene molecules that happened to form going through each others doughnut holes. $\endgroup$ – Atom Scott Sep 12 '15 at 5:37
  • $\begingroup$ you mean concatemers of benzene.. The ring is not huge enough to allow that. You generally need long polymeric loops to achieve that. $\endgroup$ – WYSIWYG Sep 12 '15 at 7:20
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    $\begingroup$ No way. There "hole" in benzene molecule is so small, we may safely assume there is no hole at all. On the other hand, chain-like compounds do exist and are known as catenanes. $\endgroup$ – Ivan Neretin Sep 12 '15 at 7:20
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks! Catenanes is exactly the types of structure i was talking about $\endgroup$ – Atom Scott Sep 12 '15 at 8:04

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