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Unformatted text preview: functional groups - an assemblage of atoms that forms the chemically reactive part of an organic molecule examples - hydroxyl (-OH) alcohols carbonyl (-CO-) aldehydes (terminal) ketones (middle of chain) carboxyl (-COOH) amino acids, nucleic acids amino (-NH 2 ) amino acids phosphate (PO 4 ) ATP, nucleic acids...
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- Fall '10
- Organic Molecules