Functional group

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Benzyl acetate haes an ester functional group (in reid), an acetyl moiety (circled wi green) an a benzyloxy moiety (circled wi orange). Ither diveesions can be made.

In organic chemistry, functional groups are speceefic groups o atoms or bonds within molecules that are responsible for the characteristic chemical reactions o those molecules.