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Are alkenes and alkynes considered functional groups?

Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:52 pm
by Yuchien Ma 2L
Are alkenes and alkynes considered functional groups?

Re: Are alkenes and alkynes considered functional groups?

Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:00 pm
by harseerat_jajj_3G
Yes, they are.

Re: Are alkenes and alkynes considered functional groups?

Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:06 pm
by Yuchien Ma 2L
On the 2015 exam, Q10A did not list them as functional groups.
Since it says that any functional group that is incorrect will have points taken off, I was wondering if we needed to circle to double bonds as well since they are alkenes.

Re: Are alkenes and alkynes considered functional groups?

Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:55 pm
by veeksha25
This confused me too because on Q5A. on the 2013 final alkene was considered a functional group but not on 2015 Q10? So I don't get whether or not it is..

Re: Are alkenes and alkynes considered functional groups?

Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:47 pm
by Aditya Mamtora 2C
I would label them as functional groups just in case so we don't lose points unnecessarily.