Functional groups of organic compounds

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Homework Statement


find the functional groups in the following compound:
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C8H16O4


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I know there is an ether but there is also something else. What is it? I have tried to find a group that is in the compound, but I have had no luck. It seems to be only some ethers, but webassign indicates that there is something else.
 
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What do you consider to be functional groups? Ethers? OK! Take away the ethers and what else do you have?
 
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there would be nothng else. it is just ethers.
 
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Generally I consider the functional group to be just the atoms important to the structure. That would be C-O for ethers. What else is there for your example?
 
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nothing
 

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