Definition of Alkenyl Group

The alkenyl functional group is a type of hydrocarbon functional group based on an alkene.
The alkenyl functional group is a type of hydrocarbon functional group based on an alkene. It is characterized by its double bond. Ben Mills

Definition: An alkenyl group is a hydrocarbon group formed when a hydrogen atom is removed from an alkene group.

Alkenyl compounds are named by replacing the -e from the parent alkene's name with -yl.

Examples: H2C=CH- (ethenyl or commonly known as vinyl). The parent alkene was H2C=CH2, ethene.

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