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Alkyl Group

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  • An alkyl group (symbol: R) is the fragment, containing a vacant point of attachment, that would form if a hydrogen atom were removed from the molecule of an alkane.

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    Organic chemists casually refer to a fragment derived by removing a hydrogen atom from an sp³-hybridized carbon atom in the molecule of any hydrocarbon as alkyl group.

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