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ˈproʊ pɪlpropyl

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  1. propyl, propyl group, propyl radicalnoun

    the monovalent organic group C3H7- obtained from propane


  1. propylnoun

    Either of two isomeric univalent hydrocarbon radicals, CH, formally derived from propane by the loss of a proton

Webster Dictionary

  1. Propylnoun

    the hypothetical radical C3H7, regarded as the essential residue of propane and related compounds

  2. Etymology: [Propionic + -yl.]


  1. Propyl

    In organic chemistry, propyl is a linear three-carbon alkyl substituent with chemical formula -C3H7. It is the substituent form obtained by removing one hydrogen atom attached to the terminal carbon of propane. A propyl substituent is often represented in organic chemistry with the symbol Pr. There is an isomeric form of propyl named 1-methylethyl or isopropyl obtained by removing a hydrogen ion attached to the middle carbon of propane. Linear propyl is sometimes termed normal and written with a prefix n-. However, n- is redundant because the absence of any prefix implies an unbranched propyl. In addition there is a third, cyclic, form called cyclopropyl, or c-propyl. It is not isomeric with the other two forms, having the chemical formula -C3H5.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of propyl in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of propyl in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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