Alkyl vs Cycloalkyl - What's the difference?

alkyl | cycloalkyl |

Alkyl is a see also of cycloalkyl.


In context|organic chemistry|lang=en terms the difference between alkyl and cycloalkyl

is that alkyl is (organic chemistry) any of a series of univalent radicals of the general formula cnh2n+1 derived from aliphatic hydrocarbons while cycloalkyl is (organic chemistry) any univalent radical derived from a cycloalkane by removal of an atom of hydrogen.

As nouns the difference between alkyl and cycloalkyl

is that alkyl is (organic chemistry) any of a series of univalent radicals of the general formula cnh2n+1 derived from aliphatic hydrocarbons while cycloalkyl is (organic chemistry) any univalent radical derived from a cycloalkane by removal of an atom of hydrogen.

alkyl

English

(wikipedia alkyl)

Noun

(en noun)
  • (organic chemistry) Any of a series of univalent radicals of the general formula CnH2n+1 derived from aliphatic hydrocarbons.
  • See also

    * -yl * aryl * methyl * ethyl * propyl * butyl * amyl, pentyl * hexyl * heptyl * octyl * nonyl * decyl * and so on ----

    cycloalkyl

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (organic chemistry) Any univalent radical derived from a cycloalkane by removal of an atom of hydrogen.
  • See also

    *alkyl