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Methyl Definition


Methanol is methyl alcohol.

Methanol is methyl alcohol. It is also called hydroxymethane, methyl hydrate, wood alcohol, or carbinol.

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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: Examples of compounds containing the methyl group are methyl chloride, CH3Cl, and methyl alchohol or methanol, CH3OH.

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