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Homework Help: I've decided to pick glucose.

  1. Sep 19, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    What is your favorite food? Name one organic molecule that is present that food. In the space provided, describe the major structural features of this molecule, including any important functional groups.

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I've decided to pick glucose. What exactly do they mean by describe the functional groups?
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 19, 2010 #2
    Re: Glucose

    A functional group is a characteristic group of atoms that determines the behavior of the molecule. Some common ones are alcohol groups (-OH), amino groups (-NH3), or carbon rings. Look up the structural formula on wikipedia, what functional groups does glucose have?
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