methylene group


noun Chemistry.

the bivalent organic group >CH2, derived from methane.

Nearby words

  1. methylene,
  2. methylene azure,
  3. methylene blue,
  4. methylene chloride,
  5. methylene dioxyamphetamine,
  6. methylene iodide,
  7. methylglyoxal,
  8. methylheptenone,
  9. methylic,
  10. methylidyne group

Also called methylene radical.

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