Organichemica
Basic Organic Chemistry

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Dave Woodcock ©2001
Okanagan University College

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functional group

An atom, or group of atoms, which gives the organic compound specific chemical properties. Functional groups include atoms, such as chlorine or bromine, and atom groupings such as OH or NO2, and may include carbon with multiple bonds (but not carbon singly bonded to other atoms) in groups such as C=C or C=O.

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