Halogen vs Alkyl - What's the difference?

halogen | alkyl |


As nouns the difference between halogen and alkyl

is that halogen is halogen (any element of group 7) while alkyl is alkyl.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

halogen

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (chemistry) Any element of group 7, i.e. fluorine, chlorine, bromine, iodine and astatine, which form a salt by direct union with a metal.
  • 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 ----