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Functional groups of organic compounds

  1. Jun 6, 2012 #1

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    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    find the functional groups in the following compound:
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    2. Relevant equations
    C8H16O4


    3. The attempt at a solution
    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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  3. Jun 7, 2012 #2

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    What do you consider to be functional groups? Ethers? OK! Take away the ethers and what else do you have?
     
  4. Jun 8, 2012 #3

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    there would be nothng else. it is just ethers.
     
  5. Jun 8, 2012 #4

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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?
     
  6. Jun 8, 2012 #5

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    nothing
     
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