Definition of functional group in English:
A group of atoms responsible for the characteristic reactions of a particular compound.
- Methyl lithium is very reactive and acts as a nucleophilic methylating reagent to electrophilic functional groups, such as ketones.
- The oxygen atom of an ether functional group has two lone pairs of electrons.
- Condensation reactions depend on a repeated reaction between functional groups on the monomers.
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