the replacement of a hydrogen atom in an organic compound by an alkyl group.
the addition of a paraffin to an olefin, done in the manufacture of gasoline.
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British Dictionary definitions for alkylation
the attachment of an alkyl group to an organic compound, usually by the addition or substitution of a hydrogen atom or halide group
the addition of an alkane hydrocarbon to an alkene in producing high-octane fuels
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