Alkyl meaning

ălkəl
A univalent group, such as ethyl or propyl, having the general formula Cn H2n+1 .
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A noncyclic saturated hydrocarbon radical with the general formula CnH2n+1
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A radical that has the general formula Cn H2n &sbplus;1 , formed by removing a hydrogen atom from an alkane. Ethyl and propyl are alkyls.
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(organic chemistry) Any of a series of univalent radicals of the general formula CnH2n+1 derived from aliphatic hydrocarbons.
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Origin of alkyl

  • German Alkohol alcohol (from Medieval Latin alcohol antimony alcohol) –yl

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition