A functional group can be thought of as a modification to an alkane carbon chain or ring and is identified by pi bonds or elements different from carbon or hydrogen.
What is a functional group?
a. Functional groups are groups that allows molecules to have isomers
b. Functional groups are groups of specific atoms that consist of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen and have negative charge
c. Functional groups are groups of specific atoms that are responsible for the characteristic chemical reactions of homologous molecules
d. Functional groups are groups of specific atoms that can dissociate in water, provide a specific charge for the molecule and reactivity
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