Functional group

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A functional group is a group of [[Atoms|atoms]] in a [[Molecule|molecule]] which are the centre of reactivity and therefore provide it's chemical characteristics <ref>Hardinger, S.(2008) Lecture Supplement, 1st edition, Hayden-McNeil Publishing, Inc</ref> . The functional group is also a portion of the [[Molecule|molecule]] that makes it distictive/more easily identifiable, as any molecules which share the same functional group will have undergone/can undergo the same chemical reactions.<ref name="Functional Group">Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Functional Groups Definition and Examples." ThoughtCo, Nov. 8, 2018; Date Accessed: 06/12/18; https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-functional-groups-604473</ref>&nbsp;  
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A functional group is a group of [[Atoms|atoms]] in a [[Molecule|molecule]] which are the centre of reactivity and therefore provide it's chemical characteristics<ref>Hardinger, S.(2008) Lecture Supplement, 1st edition, Hayden-McNeil Publishing, Inc</ref>. The functional group is also a portion of the [[Molecule|molecule]] that makes it distictive/more easily identifiable, as any molecules which share the same functional group will have undergone/can undergo the same chemical reactions<ref name="Functional Group">Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Functional Groups Definition and Examples." ThoughtCo, Nov. 8, 2018; Date Accessed: 06/12/18; https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-functional-groups-604473</ref>.&nbsp;  
  
 
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Latest revision as of 16:31, 7 December 2018

A functional group is a group of atoms in a molecule which are the centre of reactivity and therefore provide it's chemical characteristics[1]. The functional group is also a portion of the molecule that makes it distictive/more easily identifiable, as any molecules which share the same functional group will have undergone/can undergo the same chemical reactions[2]

References

  1. Hardinger, S.(2008) Lecture Supplement, 1st edition, Hayden-McNeil Publishing, Inc
  2. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Functional Groups Definition and Examples." ThoughtCo, Nov. 8, 2018; Date Accessed: 06/12/18; https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-functional-groups-604473
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