alkyl








adjective

  1. containing an alkyl group.

noun

  1. an alkyl group.

noun

  1. (modifier) of, consisting of, or containing the monovalent group C n H 2 n +1alkyl group or radical
  2. an organometallic compound, such as tetraethyl lead, containing an alkyl group bound to a metal atom

n.

  1. A monovalent radical, such as ethyl or propyl, having the general formula CnH2n+1.

  1. 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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