What is indicated by the #methyl-# prefix?

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Jul 22, 2016

Answer:

Based on 1 carbon (or more accurately, based on #-CH_3#

Explanation:

The compound #CH_4#, carbon with four hydrogen atoms bonded to it, is known as "Methane".

If another species bonds to it via substitution of one of the hydrogen atoms, then it becomes a #-CH_3# group, which is known as a "methyl group".

(It can be found it the form of ions or radicals as well).