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Offline thatcrazycow

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Can one functional group be part of another?
« on: September 15, 2020, 12:22:49 PM »
For example: Aren't carboxyl groups, aldehydes, esters, etc. all techncially types of ketone? Or do we not think about it this way?

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Re: Can one functional group be part of another?
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2020, 12:52:54 PM »
I don't agree with your example, but let me ask you what you think about the carbonyl (C=O) group.

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Re: Can one functional group be part of another?
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2020, 12:53:34 PM »
Inspired by https://www.reddit.com/r/chemhelp/comments/iswzxr/why_is_this_not_an_aldehyde/ ?

Chemicals and parts of them do not exist in isolation.

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