Problem: Identify the family to which the compound (a) belongs.a.  H3C - CH2OHb.  H3C - CH3c.   H3C - C=O - CH2 - CH3d.   H3C - NH2

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Recall the following functional groups:

  • Alkane → hydrocarbons with C-C single bond only
  • Alkene → hydrocarbons with C-C double bond/s
  • Alkyne → hydrocarbons with C-C triple bond/s
  • Alcohol → R-OH; where R is an alkyl group
  • Ketone → RC(=O)R'; where R and R' are alkyl groups
  • Amine → R-NH2; where R is an alkyl group
  • Amide → RC(=O)NR′R″; where R, R′, and R″ represent organic groups or hydrogen atoms
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Identify the family to which the compound (a) belongs.

a.  H3C - CH2OH
b.  H3C - CH3
c.   H3C - C=O - CH2 - CH3
d.   H3C - NH2

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