Methylene

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Methylene may refer to:

  • Methylene group or methylene bridge (CH2< or equivalently -CH2-), a part of a molecule connected to the rest of the molecule by two single bonds.
  • An older name for methylidene (=CH2), a part of a molecule connected to another atom by a double bond.
  • An older name for carbene (CH2), an organic molecule unto itself.

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