'R' groups

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An 'R' group is a feature of organic chemistry. This can be defined as 'any group in which a carbon or hydrogen atom is attached to the rest of the molecule[1]. The 'R' group is a variable region on a molecule/compound that is usually an alkyl group, including: methyl, ethyl, propyl, butyl and many more.

References

  1. http://www.chem.ucla.edu/~harding/IGOC/R/r_group.html
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