Methanol is methyl alcohol. It is also called hydroxymethane, methyl hydrate, wood alcohol, or carbinol.
Definition: Methyl is a functional group derived from methane containing one carbon atom bonded to three hydrogen atoms, -CH3.
Also Known As: (-CH3), methyl group
Examples of compounds containing the methyl group are methyl chloride, CH3
Cl, and methyl alchohol or methanol, CH3