the replacement of a hydrogen atom in an organic compound by an .
the addition of a paraffin to an olefin, done in the manufacture of gasoline.
the attachment of an alkyl group to an organic compound, usually by the addition or substitution of a hydrogen atom or halide group
the addition of an alkane hydrocarbon to an alkene in producing high-octane fuels

alkylation al·kyl·a·tion (āl’kə-lā’shən)
A process in which one or more alkyl groups are substituted for hydrogen atoms in an organic compound.


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