A univalent group, such as ethyl or propyl, having the general formula Cn H2n+1 .
A noncyclic saturated hydrocarbon radical with the general formula CnH2n+1
Webster's New World
- alkyl group
- alkyl radical
Other Word Forms of Alkyl
Origin of Alkyl
German Alkohol alcohol (from Medieval Latin alcohol antimony alcohol) –yl
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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