diff between teminal functional group & non terminal fg

diff between teminal functional group & non terminal fg


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AKASH GOYAL AskiitiansExpert-IITD
420 Points
12 years ago

Dear Rishabh

Non terminal - These are functional groups of organic compounds that CANNOT BE found in terminal carbon (the end carbons of the chain).

An example is the carbonyl functional group which can be EITHER terminal or non-terminal. If you have a carbonyl group attached to a terminal carbon, you call it an ALDEHYDE e.g ethanal, but if you have a carbonyl attached TO ANY carbon OTHER THAN terminal carbon that compound is a KETONE e.g. acetone.


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