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methyl

(mĕth`əl), CH3, organic free radicalfree radical,
in chemistry, a molecule or atom that contains an unpaired electron but is neither positively nor negatively charged. Free radicals are usually highly reactive and unstable. They are produced by homolytic cleavage of a covalent bond (see chemical bond); i.e.
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 or alkyl groupalkyl group
, in chemistry, group of carbon and hydrogen atoms derived from an alkane molecule by removing one hydrogen atom (see radical). The name of the alkyl group is derived from the name of its alkane by replacing the -ane suffix with -yl, e.g.
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 derived from methanemethane
, CH4, colorless, odorless, gaseous saturated hydrocarbon; the simplest alkane. It is less dense than air, melts at −184°C;, and boils at −161.4°C;. It is combustible and can form explosive mixtures with air.
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 by the removal of one hydrogen atom.

methyl

[′meth·əl]
(organic chemistry)
The alkyl group derived from methane and usually written CH3‒. Also known as carbinyl.

methyl

1. of, consisting of, or containing the monovalent group of atoms CH3
2. an organometallic compound in which methyl groups are bound directly to a metal atom