functional group meaning

WFunctional group
  • In organic chemistry, functional groups are specific groups (moeties) of atoms or bonds within molecules that are responsible for the characteristic chemical reactions of those molecules.
  • Combining the names of functional groups with the names of the parent alkanes generates a powerful systematic nomenclature for naming organic compounds.
  • The atoms of functional groups are linked to each other and to the rest of the molecule by covalent bonds. When the group of covalently bound atoms bears a net charge, the group is referred to more properly as a polyatomic ion or a complex ion.
functional group
functional group
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    Meaning of functional group for the defined word.

    Grammatically, this idiom "functional group" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
    Definiteness: Level 1
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