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Functional Groups

A functional group is a group of atoms within a molecule with distinctive properties largely independent of the rest of the molecule. From acidic carboxyl groups to basic amine groups, functional groups determine the reactivity of their parent compounds. With Wolfram|Alpha, you can explore functional groups such as cyanates, peroxides, alkanes and halides.

Functional Groups

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