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Functional groups in this compound

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I counted 4 functional groups. I got:
-Carboxylic acid
-Ketone
-Alcohol
-Ether
However, this combination is not available. I was wondering if phenol is a functional group as C seems the most likely option. I thought phenyl is a functional group and phenol isn't.

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What is phenol?
 
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Phenol is a benzene with a alcohol functional group attached to it, right? The compound above has the structure of phenol plus more. I am not too sure if you would still call it a phenol as it has more than what I know as phenol. I think phenol is a compound and not a functional group but they included it as an option so I am a bit confused.

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Any -OH group attached to the benzene ring is considered "phenolic" (and has rather specific properties, different from an alcohol).
 
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I see, so would you say C is the answer despite not having ether as one of the functional groups listed?
 
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It is not about "which list is complete" but "which list contains only correct answers".
 
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I see, thanks!
 

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