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- Nb Image tag removed, see below -
- Prefer this? shoy 17:48, 24 March 2007 (UTC)
- Much better - I've also changed the image on the article page - thanks! -- Quantockgoblin 21:14, 24 March 2007 (UTC)
What is methyl?
- This isn't normally true. "Methyl" is most commonly used to refer to CH3 groups that are part of larger molecules. - Alltat (talk) 16:15, 7 February 2013 (UTC)
Why is methyl an anion?
Methyl has the same amount of electrons as methane. So when I discovered it, it made sense to give it a 1 minus charge. It has one carbon and three hydrogens thus its formula.
Methyl is one out of lots of alkyls: ethyl, propyl, butyl, pentyl, hexyl, heptyl.... These have the formula CnH2n+1.
This is now part of the article
Added "Methyl group" to "Category:Functional groups"
The article starts with how the methyl group is a functional group, but this page was not listed in the category for functional groups. I made a very minor edit and added [[Category:Functional groups]] to the bottom of the article, thus listing it on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Functional_groups.