# What is an alkoxy group?

Oct 2, 2015

Any alkyl chain that contains an $O - R$ species.

#### Explanation:

Given the above definition, both alcohols, $R O H$, and ethers, $R - O - R '$ contain an alkoxy group. Alkoxides, $R - {O}^{-}$ may be considered the salts of alcohols, $R - O H$.