What is ethyl?

Ethyl is the univalent hydrocarbon radical C H -.
e. alcohol See alcohol.
e. chloride A gas at ordinary temperatures, a volatile liquid when compressed; used to produce local anesthesia by superficial freezing. Also called chloroethane.

In chemistry, an ethyl group is an alkyl substituent derived from ethane. It has the formula CH₂CH₃ and is very often abbreviated Et.…

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