Functional Groups

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Functional Groups

Postby priyasihota3c » Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:33 pm

How do functional groups help name organic molecules?

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Re: Functional Groups

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:43 pm

The priorities of the various functional groups help you determine the final part of a molecule name. For example, if carboxylic acid is the highest priority group in a molecule, then the name must end with -oic acid. If a different functional group has the highest priority in another molecule, then its suffix must be used at the end of the name. Hope this helps!

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