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Various Presentations of an Alkyl Group V.1
Different ways alkyl groups can be.

Alkyl is a group of chemicals with carbon atoms. They are like alkanes but they have one fewer hydrogen atom. An alkyl is a piece of a molecule that makes it do or act a certain way. Alkyls have only carbon and hydrogen atoms, in a chain.

Alkyl groups have this formula: C<subs>n</subs>H<subs>2n+1</subs>, where n can be any number so long as it is the same one. (For example, if there are two carbons, there must be four hydrogens because 2*2=4.)

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