what is the functional group of ester and phenol?

im studyin for my chem lab final thats tomorrow, and it says on the "review" sheet to be able to find the following functional groups in an organic molecule and name them.

i know for exampl, that a carboxylic acid group would be anything with COOH.

but im not sure about esters or phenols?

any help?


3 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Phenols have an Aromatic RING.

    Esters have R-O-R, R being side chains or anything else

    CH3-O-CH3 thats an ester.

    phenol is aromatic ring attached.

  • 4 years ago

    Ester Functional Groups

  • noreen
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Great topic, just what I was looking for.

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