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Name and Structure of Various Alkyl Groups

Organic molecules often have branches off their their parent chain composed of only sp3 carbon atoms, fully saturated with hydrogen atoms. Below is a list of list of common alkyl groups.

Number of Carbons in the Alkyl Group
Name of Alkyl Group
Structure of Alkyl Group
1
methyl
methyl
2
ethyl
ethyl
3
propyl
propyl
3
isopropyl
isopropyl
4
butyl
butyl
4
tert-butyl
tert-butyl
4
sec-butyl
sec-butyl
4
isobutyl
5
pentyl
pentyl
5
neopentyl
neopentyl
5
isopentyl
isopentyl
6
hexyl
hexyl
6
isohexyl
isohexyl
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Updated on: April 15, 2010 8:26 PM