-yl definition

  • suffix:
    • a natural acid radical: carbonyl.
    • A univalent radical or functional group formed from certain molecule. Thus "propyl" from propane, "benzyl" from benzene, and so forth.
  • others:
    • A suffix used as a characteristic termination of chemical radicals; like in ethyl, carbonyl, hydroxyl, etc.
  • noun:
    • In chem., a suffix widely used with radicals, denoting the fundamental component, the foundation: as, methyl, CH3, is the fundamental radical of timber alcoholic beverages, CH3OH, methylic ether, (CH3)2O, methyl anime, CH3NH2, etc.

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