alkyl radical

noun
any of a series of univalent groups of the general formula CnH2n+1 derived from aliphatic hydrocarbons
Syn: ↑alkyl, ↑alkyl group
Derivationally related forms: ↑alkylic (for: ↑alkyl)
Hypernyms: ↑group, ↑radical, ↑chemical group
Hyponyms: ↑ethyl, ↑ethyl group, ↑ethyl radical, ↑methyl, ↑methyl group, ↑methyl radical

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  • alkyl group — Chem. any of a series of univalent groups of the general formula CnH2n+1, derived from aliphatic hydrocarbons, as the methyl group, CH3 , or ethyl group, C2H5 . Also called alkyl radical. * * * …   Universalium

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  • Radical (chemistry) — Free radical redirects here. For other uses, see Free radical (disambiguation). Moses Gomberg (1866 1947), the founder of radical chemistry Radicals (often referred to as free radicals) are atoms, molecules, or ions with unpaired electrons on an… …   Wikipedia

  • alkyl — 1. A hydrocarbon radical of the general formula CnH2n+1. 2. A compound, such as tetraethyl lead, in which a metal is combined with a. radicals. SYN: alkide. arylated a. SYN: aralkyl. * * * al·kyl al kəl adj …   Medical dictionary

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