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Unformatted text preview: life? Carbon has an electron configuration which allows it to have covalent bonds with many different elements. It is like a connecter piece connecting four different parts together. Use the diagram below to label and contrast the three types of isomers. Create a table below: after each functional group draw the structure, name the compound, write and example and note the functional properties Functional Group Structure Examples Properties a. Hydroxyl OH ethanol is polar, can form hydrogen bonds b. Carbonyl acetone & propanal ketone and aldehyde structural isomers Page 1 of 2 c. Carboxyl acetic acid has acidic properties d. Amino glycine can act as base e. Sulfhydryl SH ethanethiol stabilizes protein f. Phosphate glycerol phosphate has potential to react with water, releasing energy g. Methyl 5-methyl cytidine Arrangement of methyl groups in male and female affects shape and function Page 2 of 2...
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