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Related to phenyl: phenylalanine
phenyl(fĕn`əl), C6H5, 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.
..... Click the link for more information. 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.
..... Click the link for more information. derived from benzenebenzene
, colorless, flammable, toxic liquid with a pleasant aromatic odor. It boils at 80.1°C; and solidifies at 5.5°C;. Benzene is a hydrocarbon, with formula C6H6.
..... Click the link for more information. by removing one hydrogen atom.
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C6H5‒ A functional group consisting of a benzene ring from which a hydrogen has been removed.
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of, containing, or consisting of the monovalent group C6H5, derived from benzene
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