Define functional group .

Functional group is an atom or a group of atom, which is bonded to carbon chain and it defines the chemical property of the organic compound.

For example, OH is an alcohol, CHO is an aldehyde etc.

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 In organic chemistry, functional groups are lexicon-specific groups of atoms or bonds within molecules that are responsible for the characteristic chemical reactions of those molecules.

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 An atom or group of atoms, such as a carboxyl group, that replaces hydrogen in an organic compound and that defines the structure of a family of compounds and determines the properties of the family.

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A functional group can be defined as a set of elements together replacing a hydrogen atom of an alkane and showing characteristic properties. For example the alcohol functional group – OH replaces a hydrogen atom from methane (CH4) and becomes methanol (CH3OH).
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