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ethyl

(ĕth`əl), CH3CH2, 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 ethaneethane
, CH3CH3, gaseous hydrocarbon. It is a continuous-chain alkane. As a constituent of natural gas, it is used for fuel. It can be prepared by cracking and fractional distillation of petroleum.
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 by removing one hydrogen atom.

ethyl

[′eth·əl]
(organic chemistry)
The hydrocarbon radical C2H5.
Trade name for the tetraethyllead antiknock compound in gasoline.

ethyl

of, consisting of, or containing the monovalent group C2H5-
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The working gas in which the treatment took place was a mixture of ammonia, ethylic alcohol and carbon sulphide in different proportions.
For the histological analysis, four animals of each group were sacrificed, by excessive inhalation of ethylic ether, within three, six and fifteen days.