containing an alkyl group.
an alkyl group.
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How to use alkyl in a sentence
On a hunch I dropped in an aluminum alkyl, and then pushed the polymerization along with both ultraviolet and heat.The Professional Approach | Charles Leonard Harness
The influence of position of an alkyl in the aromatic bodies is well shown in ortho-, para- and meta-derivatives.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection | Alexander Wynter Blyth
Hydrogen may be substituted in these chains by alkyl or aromatic groups.Animal Proteins | Hugh Garner Bennett
We may also notice that thio-ethers combine with alkyl iodides to form sulphine or sulphonium compounds, R3SI.
The potassium salt reacts with the alkyl iodides to give N-substituted alkyl derivatives.
British Dictionary definitions for alkyl
(modifier) of, consisting of, or containing the monovalent group C n H 2 n +1: alkyl group or radical
an organometallic compound, such as tetraethyl lead, containing an alkyl group bound to a metal atom
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Scientific definitions for alkyl
A radical that has the general formula CnH2n+1, formed by removing a hydrogen atom from an alkane. Ethyl and propyl are alkyls.
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