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Alkyl Groups

Alkyl groups are groups which lack one hydrogen atom compared to its parent alkane. For example, methyl group is CH3¾, which lacks one hydrogen atom with respect to its parent alkane, methane (CH4). Similarly, ethyl group (C2H5¾) lacks one hydrogen atom compared to ethane (C2H6).
 
Some common alkyl groups

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