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# What is a Functional Group?

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## A Functional Group represents an atom/ group of atoms, bonded to carbon chain and it defines the chemical property of the organic compound. For example, $$\displaystyle -OH$$ represents hydroxyl group that is functional group of an alcohol. Also $$\displaystyle -CHO$$ represents an aldehyde. $$\displaystyle -COOH$$ represents carboxylic group.Chemistry

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