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For other meanings of "ethyl", see Ethyl.
The structure of a typical ethyl compound

In chemistry, an ethyl group is an alkyl functional group derived from ethane (C2H6). It has the formula -C2H5 and is very often abbreviated -Et.

Ethylation is the formation of a compound by introduction of the ethyl functional group, C2H5.


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